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Old 01-03-2016, 10:41 PM
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None of my Amaryllis bloomed this time.. I kept them from last year.
Anyone have luck with them?
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:16 AM
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Hi Bali
Perhaps your plants will bloom later, in springtime, which is their natural blooming time - that is what all of mine do.

The only ones which actually bloom at or around Christmas are those bulbs which have been intentionally "forced" for early bloom - usually by the commercial growers.

Once I plant them and continue growing them myself, they revert to their true nature, which is to bloom at the same time as many of my other spring-blooming bulbs. Some of my bulbs are 10 to 15 years old - they just keep going.

This pic of some of mine was taken in mid May:
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:23 PM
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Thanks ZUZU I didn't know that.
Yours are awesome.. Of course in warmer climates they are taller an larger blooms. Thanks for the heads up.

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Very pretty flowers ZuZu! You rock.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:51 PM
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Thanks Angie and Bali.
Mine are still sleeping soundly so far this year, but if that ol' groundhog was telling the truth, then maybe I'll be seeing some growth in 6-8 weeks.
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I have one that is fixen to bloom for a second year.

I tried these instructions and it worked for me!!

After it is done blooming, cut the stalk off, leave the leaves on.
In late spring put it outside so the leaves can get the sun. I kept mine in dappled shade and kept it watered and fed.
In the fall when the leaves start to yellow, cut all the leaves off and bring it inside and put into a dark closet. Don't water it.
In Feb bring it out and give it some water, fertilizer and light.
It should bloom again for you.

I keep mine in a pot not much bigger then the bulb.
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i have had several different ones bloom this year that was saved over
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:30 AM
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I did have 2 huge ones rebloom this time.. One was Appleblossom a gift from sons family.
Failed first year an the 2nd was great.. Just in time for Easter.
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Originally Posted by bali View Post:
I did have 2 huge ones rebloom this time.. One was Appleblossom a gift from sons family.
Failed first year an the 2nd was great.. Just in time for Easter.
YAY!!
That's great B! Whatever you did last year, it sounds like you did great, so just keep treating them the same and they will probably bloom around this time of the year for you, year after year.
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Thanks ZUzu

I think the apple blossom looks like the pink an white one you have posted closer to the side here.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bali View Post:
Thanks ZUzu

I think the apple blossom looks like the pink an white one you have posted closer to the side here.
You're right, that is Apple Blossom in my pic. It's a great performer, I'm sure you'll enjoy yours for years.
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I have been reading all the information about these. I have loved them for years but even following the instructions that come with them could never get them to bloom again. I have some bulbs I could never throw away so I will try what everyone suggest s. Hopefully I will see them bloom again. Thank you all.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by stitch1946 View Post:
I have been reading all the information about these. I have loved them for years but even following the instructions that come with them could never get them to bloom again. I have some bulbs I could never throw away so I will try what everyone suggest s. Hopefully I will see them bloom again. Thank you all.
Oh yes, do keep trying, by all means - they are worth the effort.
The instructions that fearadyn posted upthread is exactly what I do, as well,
the one difference is that I don't usually bring them out of my basement as early as February - simply because the pots (in which I have planted tight clusters of the bulbs) are too large to bring inside my home, so I must wait until after the danger of a hard freeze is past to bring them outside - usually mid-late March in my area.
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