Like all plants, Amaryllis needs light, water,
fertilizer, the correct temperature range, and a good potting mix in which to grow. Amaryllis
bulbs and tend to have a more seasonal growth pattern in northern climes. All you have to do is be
aware at which seasonal stage of growth your amaryllis is at, and provide it with
the right care for that stage.
For convenience, let's split up the Amaryllis growing cycle
into three stages:
STAGE 1: BULB
This is when buds and leaves
first emerge from a "dormant" bulb (late winter-Spring) and the plant is going to
STAGE 2: BULB IS
This is when the plant has finished blooming
and is now in full leaf (late Spring through Fall) requiring maintenance care.
STAGE 3: BULB IS
This is when the bulb enters a period of
reduced growth or an "enforced" dormancy and is preparing to repeat its bloming cycle (late fall
Plants that have been forced into dormancy to bloom for the holidays may take a growth cycle or two before the adjust to
the above schedule.