If you received a flowering amaryllis plant for the holidays, you can make it bloom again next
year around the holiday time.
After the flowers fade, cut just the flower stalk to about 2 inches above the soil level.
Continue watering when soil becomes dry. Regularly fertilize the plant with a houseplant
formula such as 5-5-5 or 5-10-5 following directions on the fertilizer package. After about six
months of allowing the foliage to grow, stop fertilizing and begin to reduce watering over a 2-
to 3-week period. After this period, stop watering. Eliminating water and fertilizer allows the
bulb to enter a dormant or resting phase. Move the pot to a dry, cool (50 to 60 degrees F.)
room that has good ventilation for 2 to 3 months.
Sometime in early November, move the pot to a bright, warm spot and renew watering. In anywhere
from 4 to 8 weeks, the amaryllis should flower again.