So I finally got my Amaryllis to grow (see previous questions) to narrow it down, for two months i have been trying to get my bulb to grow something. While many people discard the plant after its initial bloom, with a little know how and the right care, you can enjoy a reblooming amaryllis … It sounds like your amaryllis bulb did not store enough food from the last time the plant was actively growing to form a flower. This typically happens when the plant … Others send up the flower stalk first, followed by the leaves. Make the cut 1 to 2 inches above the bulb. My amaryllis is sprouting leaves, but no flower stem yet. In order for the bulb to bloom again next season, the plant must replenish its depleted food reserves. Many amaryllis plantings are going to be affected by cold weather where the leaves … If amaryllis bulbs are harvested too early by growers this can cause them to produce leaves and no flowers. Normally, if an amaryllis is going to bloom, the flowers emerge before the leaves, and certainly before the leaves grow very long as yours have. However, I’ve heard from a couple people that they were told to cut back the plant after it has finished blooming. A. Once your amaryllis flowers are gone for the season, it is time to learn how to care for an amaryllis in its replenishing stage. Allow only the roots to touch … The strap-like leaves manufacture food for the plant. It’s not hard to do. You can also bring your amaryllis to bloom in water, but it leaves the bulb more depleted and less likely to bloom again. That happens with some, and it isn't something out of the ordinary. Don’t damage the foliage. A bulb may grow leaves before flowers, or it may do it in reverse. You should see the flower stalk peeking up between the leaves soon. They are no longer useful at this point, and should be cut back to within 2 inches (5 cm) of the bulb. You need to keep the leaves on the plant. The trick, however, is how to make an amaryllis flower rebloom. The leaves gather energy for the next season’s blooms; therefore if they have not collected enough energy prior to harvest they may not bloom. It has been sitting in a spot with indirect sunlight and I have been watering it every other day. After the amaryllis bulb has been potted up and flowered, cut off the flower stalk with a sharp knife. Very few flowers can match the majestic presence of the amaryllis in bloom. By cutting off the tops of the stalks down while leaving the leaves, you can allow the amaryllis to begin its re-flowering process. Cut the flower stalks once they yellow or sag. The bulb is depleted of minerals after flowering, but the stalks remain. A bulb that produces leaves first makes you wonder if there is something wrong with the Amaryllis because it is only growing leaves and showing no bud yet. Don’t do that! My Amaryllis is only growing a flower, there are no leaves coming out at all? The main stalks contain food and water the plant can use, but they will likely begin to droop or turn yellow shortly after the flowers fade. So far it has all leaves but no flowers. Does this mean it won't bloom? by Connie Oswald Stofko Many of you may have received an amaryllis bulb or plant over the holidays, and you’d like to get it to rebloom indoors next year. Do feel free to trim the leaves back as needed if you would like a more eye-pleasing plant. Some amaryllis bulbs sprout leaves first, and then the flower stalk emerges a little later. Be careful not to cut the leaves or the top of the bulb. Q: I have an amaryllis plant I got as a kit box with soil, bulb and pot. A: The leaves look stretched out to me. Was actively growing to form a flower, there are no leaves coming out at?! The ordinary, however, is how to make an amaryllis plant I got as a kit with! Been potted up and flowered, cut off the flower stalks once they yellow or.... 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