Amaryllis back in bloom

Amaryllis back in bloom

Amaryllis is a great flower in winter. It brings a sense of spring in your living room, with its colourful flowers. We love amaryllis. But even amaryllis cannot bloom for ever. After amaryllis has stopped flowering, what can you do? Do you want to bring amaryllis back in bloom? Fluwel knows how. It takes some time and effort, but it is possible to make amaryllis bloom next year.

Amaryllis blooming done

After blooming is done, amaryllis is not that colourful anymore. Green leaves and a green stem are all that is left. If you want to bring amaryllis back in bloom, this is the time to act. Cut the stem off, but make sure that you do not damage the leaves, they actually feed the flower bulb (photosynthesis). You may cut the stem of to a centimeter or two. Dry the stem afterwards (remember that the amaryllis juice is poisonous).

Amaryllises are no real garden flowers, but when blooming is done, you can plant them in your garden (only in spring / summer), or in a pot on a terrace or balcony. Amaryllis will not look very interesting however, you only see the green leaves, it will not make any flowers. In autumn, when the leaves colour yellow or brown, it is time to bring the amaryllis back home and bring it in bloom...

Amaryllis blooming done
Bring amaryllis back in bloom
Amaryllis at Fluwel’s

Bring amaryllis back in bloom

Amaryllis is ready to be brought back home in early autumn, let’s say october. Remove the yellow, dry leaves, they have no use anymore. Make the flower bulb dry and store it in a dark, cool place, for example your cellar or a cabinet in the hall. In here, the amaryllis bulb will “think” that is is winter and thus prepare for bloom (spring). Make it easier for your amaryllis by removing the outer layers of the bulb (the so called scales) and, if there are any, seperate smaller bulbs that grow onto the main bulb.

After a month or two, it is christmas time, the time to bring your amaryllis back in bloom finally. Plant the flower bulb in a pot or vase and place it on a warm spot, so that the flower will believe that it is spring already. Normally, it will start to bloom after a week or so. It is not always working that well, of course, but if your amaryllis has had the right treatment, it will flower just as beautifully as it did last year.

Amaryllis at Fluwel’s

Flowering amaryllises, they are so beautiful, so special... At Fluwel’s, we know everything about them. What we described on this page, is what our growers do every year. They do it for you: you can order reado-to-flower amaryllises in our web shop and enjoy an early spring in your living room. You can order amaryllis in our shop and keep bringing it in bloom years afterwards, or just order new flowers every year, we make it possible for you.