How to Get an Amaryllis Plant to Bloom Again

Could you please give me some instructions on how to get an Amaryllis plant to bloom again? Thanks!!! Anna

Hi Anna,

Red Amaryllis Plant

Amaryllis Plant Flowers

Here are some care tips of how to get an Amaryllis Plant to bloom again year after year.

Cut the old flowers from the stem when they fade.

When the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.

Continue to water and fertilize all summer or at least 5-6 months.

Allow the leaves to fully develop and grow.

When the leaves begin to yellow, usually in the early fall, cut the leaves to about 2” from the top of the bulb.

At this time, remove the bulb from the soil.

Clean the bulb and place it in a cool dark place (40-50 degrees) for a minimum of six weeks. The refrigerator will work only if it does not contain apples. Apples        sterilize the bulbs.

After six weeks remove the bulbs and plant them. Plant the bulbs about eight weeks before you want them to bloom. Flowering time in the winter will be longer than flowering time in the spring.

(Instructions compliment of the Amaryllis Bulb Company)