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IMG_0026Well it seems befitting before the first arctic blast of the season reaches us, that I bring in the Amaryllis of last winters bloom from the deck, and prepare them to re-bloom this season.

I also will be adding some additional new bulbs this winter, so that the apartment will have a constant supply of flowers all winter. Last year with few exception of 1-3 weeks between blooming of plants, I pot and water them every two weeks or so.

IMG_0266Today was the day to bring the pots in, trim off all the dead leaves, clean the bulbs and prune the roots, while researching for this article I learned how to propagate the amaryllis and will pass this video link on to you as well. I will wait until next season, when I have additional bulbs to experiment with, also I need as systemic fungicide when I go to try this.

USEFUL AMARYLLIS LINKS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING

HOW TO CHIP AN AMARYLLIS BULB –by AMARYLLIS MAN (YOU TUBE)

CHIPPING AMARYLLIS BULBS (PROPAGATING)

AMARYLLIS – THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL ARBORETUM

 

TRIMMINH YHR OLD LEAVE OFF

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REMOVING THE OLD BULBS AND CLEANING THEM UP

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BULBS ARE CLEANED AND REALLY DARK LAYER OF SKIN REMOVED/ROOTS CLEANED OR OLD SOIL

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TRIMMING THE OLD ROOTS TO ABOUT 3 TO 4 INCHES LONG, WILL AIR DRY FOR A DAY OR TWO, THEN PUT IN SOME DRY GREENHOUSE MIX AND ALLOW TO REST IN A COOL FROST FREE LOCATION UNTIL READY TO REPOT.

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