Re-Emergence of Amaryllis Leaves!

Almost a year ago, I was gifted with two amaryllis (Hippeastrum) bulbs to enjoy for the winter holiday season. After the flowers and leaves faded and were removed, I followed instructions to leave the bulbs in soil in their containers and to not water them until their next flowering season – which is now! I was quite uneasy having to let the soil dry out. I did not know if the stress of it would kill the bulbs, but it looks like they enjoyed the rest.IMG_3149

Two weeks ago, one of the bulbs had small green leaves peeking out. I couldn’t believe it – signs of life! I happily started adding water to the soil for both of the bulbs once a week and now both have small leaves that are getting taller every day. I am so very happy to see this. Last year, one produced flowers (Minerva) while the other produced leaves only. Perhaps this year, they will both be ready to produce flowers. Fingers crossed!

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One Response

  1. To get mine to flower, I had to keep them in a dark closet with no water for several months so they would go dormant. Then when it started to come up, a bud and two leaves, I put them out in the sun. Great post!

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