Question:Can some one tell me how to get my Amaryliss to bloom-- My son gave this to me last Christmas and it never bloomed so I planted it in the ground outside. I live in Al where it is very hot -- will this Amaryliss bloom in the ground outside or do I need to bring it back inside and pot it again to make it bloom?
This is definitely an outdoor plant. Just be patient. It will bloom and then spread and make babies.
Best wishes to you. It should begin to bloom soon unless you have just transplanted it in which case it might not bloom until next year. I am glad you planted it outside.
I keep my amaryllis in pots. I keep them in my greenhouse after blooming. When the chance of frost is past I put them out in a shaded area - still in the pots. Come about October I give them a good water and then put them in the garage to protect them from freezing. I do not water them. They need a dormant period similar to other bulbs. Then, around the end of December I bring them back indoors, water and put them in a sunny spot and wait for new growth. I have some bulbs that are 5 years old or more. I'm in zone 5/6.
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