THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS
QUESTION ABOUT HIBISCUS (HIBISCUS)
HOW SHOULD I BEHAVIOR WITH MY AMARYLILLIDE SO THAT IT STILL BLOOMS?
QUESTION BY MR. ROBBIANI
I have a question to ask you. I have an orange Amaryllis, unfortunately the flowering time is running out and I don't know how to behave. How should I treat my plant so that it still blooms for me? Should I remove the flowers? Cut off both the stem and the leaves?
Thank you in advance for your kindness.
Dear Mr. Robbiani,
I suppose it refers toHippeastrum, splendid bulbous that belongs to the family ofAmaryllidaceae.
Now that the flowering has practically passed, the bulbs need a rest period to flourish again. Gradually reduce watering and fertilizing until they stop. When the flowers and leaves are dry, remove them and keep the bulb in its vase in a lighted place away from frost.
When spring begins, resume watering gradually to encourage plant recovery. When the first flower sketches begin to appear, expose the pots in a position to receive direct sunlight for a few hours a day. Increase the watering, being careful not to let the compost dry out between one watering and the other, and continue with normal cultivation care.
If there are any problems, he knows where to find me.
Dr. M. G. Davoli