Yesterday and today, amaryllis “Aquaro”. It looks like most (possibly all) of my amaryllises will be coming back, after the prescribed period of 2-5 months of rest in a cool, dark place.
I’m very pleased — they’re so expensive, it felt really indulgent to buy them before, for just one season. If they’re going to come back for me year after year, that’s much easier to justify.
After they bloom, snip off the flower stalk and treat the leaves like a houseplant, giving them plenty of sunlight to build up for next year’s blooms. Water lightly (never soggy), feed occasionally.
A few months before you want them to bloom, move them to a cool, dark place — an unheated basement or garage is what’s usually recommended, although I put them in my basement fridge, which also seemed to work fine. The leaves will gradually wither and fall away ; don’t water during this period.
That’s it — very simple!