Have you ever wondered what to do with the bulb of an Amaryllis after it has flowered?
Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow. Since they take between six to eight weeks to flower, a good time to plant the bulbs would be in mid- to late September in order for them to flower for Christmas.
You can keep Amaryllis bulbs forever. If you already have a flowered Amaryllis and you aren't sure what to do with it, its easy to store and keep it for several future years.
- Once the flowers start to die, cut the stocks, and leaves all the way down to the top of the bulb.
- Next, remove it from the pot, and shake off the soil from its roots.
- Find a dark, cool place and a place the bulb in a paper bag. I usually store mine under my kitchen sink.
- Leave it there until mid to late September.
When it is time to re-plant the bulbs, you will need some soil or compost, water, a pot, and a sunny window.
- Soak the bulbs in water for a few hours to rehydrate them.
- Fill a small pot with soil or compost and place the bulb inside. These flowers like to be root bound, so try to find a container that isn't too big.
- Water and place in a dark, warm place until shoots emerge.
- Place in a sunny window and water regularly.