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Rachel's Journal

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Feeding Amaryllis

05 May 2010 22:42:34
Feeding Amaryllis

Feeding Amaryllis

Last spring I put my 3 Christmas Amaryllis in a big pot and fed them while the leaves died down. They flowered for me again this spring - not all at the same time - but they were super. A few people commented that the display was really big but I didn't think much of it and thought it was due to the large pot lifting them a bit higher than usual.

This Christmas I also bought 3 Amaryllis and recently potted them into a large pot together.

I couldn't believe the difference in height when I put the 2 same-sized large pots in the same room today. Last year's Amaryllis must really have benefited from feeding up because they are much bigger than this years.

All of the bulbs were bought in Lidl/Aldi so they are not different qualities.

As a footnote, the Amaryllis 'Sumatra' that Clare gave me has been potted up separately as it is a bit different.


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rosburke rosburke 05 May 2010 22:47:26

Must feed mine as 2 have finished flowering, the 3rd one has not flowered yet, but has loads of leaves.


fran m fran m 05 May 2010 23:00:54

Opps, thanks for the reminder


Cloncaw Cloncaw 06 May 2010 00:46:48

Shows the benefit of taking good care of them.


Lìga Lìga 06 May 2010 08:12:33

Your amarillys try to grow in sky:)To mine too leaves about 1m tall ,or taller,i don't know what will happen when i put it outside for summer.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 06 May 2010 09:34:20

Makes quite a difference Rachel,the feeding.


Rachel Rachel 06 May 2010 17:45:19

Note to self : remember to put Amaryllis and Cymbidiums outdoors this summer!


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