Successfully storing amaryllis bulbs means recreating their natural growth cycle. In the wild, amaryllis grows in tropical climates where it experiences nine months of wet weather and three months of dry conditions. During wet weather, the amaryllis blooms and thrives, storing energy for next year's growth. When conditions turn dry, the amaryllis loses its above ground growth and goes dormant.
Tips for Storing Amaryllis Bulbs
Although it has a reputation for being a finicky re-bloomer, you can successfully store amaryllis if you keep its growth cycle in mind. The following tips will help:
Forcing bulbs indoors means encouraging plants to grow and flower out of their natural environment and season. It can give you colorful flora, even in the dead of winter.