Very few flowers can match the majestic presence of the amaryllis in bloom. A: The leaves look stretched out to me. 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. Don’t damage the foliage. Do feel free to trim the leaves back as needed if you would like a more eye-pleasing plant. It’s not hard to do. 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. 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. 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. In order for the bulb to bloom again next season, the plant must replenish its depleted food reserves. It has been sitting in a spot with indirect sunlight and I have been watering it every other day. That happens with some, and it isn't something out of the ordinary. The trick, however, is how to make an amaryllis flower rebloom. They are no longer useful at this point, and should be cut back to within 2 inches (5 cm) of the bulb. Be careful not to cut the leaves or the top of the bulb. If amaryllis bulbs are harvested too early by growers this can cause them to produce leaves and no flowers. Does this mean it won't bloom? You can also bring your amaryllis to bloom in water, but it leaves the bulb more depleted and less likely to bloom again. Q: I have an amaryllis plant I got as a kit box with soil, bulb and pot. Allow only the roots to touch … Once your amaryllis flowers are gone for the season, it is time to learn how to care for an amaryllis in its replenishing stage. However, I’ve heard from a couple people that they were told to cut back the plant after it has finished blooming. This typically happens when the plant … So far it has all leaves but no flowers. The strap-like leaves manufacture food for the plant. You need to keep the leaves on the plant. Many amaryllis plantings are going to be affected by cold weather where the leaves … Others send up the flower stalk first, followed by the leaves. 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. Don’t do that! Some amaryllis bulbs sprout leaves first, and then the flower stalk emerges a little later. My amaryllis is sprouting leaves, but no flower stem yet. Make the cut 1 to 2 inches above the bulb. 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. 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