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Amaryllis for Christmas 2017

Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

For once I decided this week I would water a few of my Amaryllis to get them to flower for Christmas 2017. This is not something I would normally do as I generally prefer them to flower at their own time. In fact it is the first time ever for me to try this!

Another reason for not doing this other times is what do I do with the plants after they have finished flowering? The leaves grow so long that they are a nuisance inside the flat & I can’t put them out on the balcony for fear they maybe killed off by a frost!

I watered about half a dozen pots that weren’t taken to their winter quarters, in a big shed in his garden, by my son a couple of weeks ago. I’d forgotten a few pots on the kitchen windowsill & when I did rediscover them I couldn’t be bothered to ask my son to pick them up as well. Anyway they weren’t causing any problems where they are in the kitchen windowsill. I may even water another half a dozen in a week or two so they flower in the New Year!

Posted 11 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

An experiment that hasn’t worked for me! Here we are just one week from Christmas & NONE of the pots have shown the slightest hint of growth let alone flowers for Christmas!

Posted 10 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here we are half way through January 2018 & still there is no sign of any of the bulbs budding or even sending up a leaf!

Posted 9 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

At last! Near the end of February & at last a couple of the pots are showing signs of life! One has only a leaf starting to grow while the other is a bud that is now peeking out of the neck of the bulb!

Posted 8 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Just today I found a third pot on the kitchen windowsill that has a bud just peeking out of the neck of the bulb! Now I have 3 with buds & one with just leaves at present!

Posted 8 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here is one I spotted a few days ago as well: this is the 3rd of 2018!

Posted 8 months ago | Last edited 8 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here is the one that only has leaves at present:

Posted 8 months ago

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