Your Amaryllis isn’t blooming? Let’s fix that! The whole point of bringing an Amaryllis bulb into your home is to have it bloom! If it’s not blooming then what’s the point? Kidding! The Amaryllis without blooms makes a pretty house plant but the bloom is out of this world and there is a problem going on if it is not blooming. Lets figure out why your Amaryllis isn’t blooming.
Why your Amaryllis isn’t blooming
- The plant is not getting enough light. Amaryllis bulbs need at least 6 hours of bright indirect light per day. If your bulb is not getting enough light, it will not be able to produce flowers.
- The plant is not getting enough water. Amaryllis bulbs need to be watered regularly, but they should not be overwatered. If the bulb is not getting enough water, it will not be able to produce flowers.
- The bulb is not getting enough fertilizer. Amaryllis bulbs need to be fertilized every 2-3 weeks during the growing season. If the bulb is not getting enough fertilizer, it will not be able to produce flowers. You want to use a balanced fertilizer high in nitrogen for bloom production.
- The bulb is not getting enough rest. Amaryllis bulbs need a period of dormancy after they bloom. If the bulb is not getting enough rest, it will not be able to produce flowers the following year. Amaryllis need a dormancy period of 8-12 weeks in order to grow healthy foliage and blooms.
FULL Amaryllis Growing Guide Here!
You may have one or all of these issues going on but take your time and figure out which one. Start by asking yourself how you care for your bulb then go through all four points to see if you are meeting those requirements. If no then you know you need to make some changes. Troubleshooting is the only way to get to the bottom of plant issues.