News Ticker

Amaryllis bulbs needs some space

Q:    I planted some amaryllis bulbs that a friend gave me but they never bloom. They have been in the ground for about three years but all they grow are leaves. What am I doing wrong?

A:    The bulbs are old enough to bloom. Many people plant amaryllis bulbs too deeply which can negate flowering. The top one-third of the bulb or throat should be above the soil level. Too low of a light level will also reduce flowering.


Q:    Do you know where I could find an angel’s trumpet?

A:    They usually do not appear on the market until late spring and then in limited quantities. To get a quicker start you might try ordering seed and starting some yourself. Most seed companies offer this plant.


Q:    My Lily of the Nile froze. Can I cut it back now or should I wait until later this spring?

A:    Usually frozen plants are not pruned back until spring. Plants with fleshy foliage are the exception. Since its leaves will begin to rot after freezing, cut back your agapanthus now.


Q:    My allamanda is getting a reddish cast to some of its leaves. Is this going to be a problem?

A:    This is a reaction to the season. When cold weather arrives and the plant is still active, it can cause this change in color. The plant will green up as it gets warmer.

About PluggedInto (1620 Articles)
PluggedInto is an ePublication covering news, history, local events and more in the Putnam/Flagler/St. Johns tricounty area.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: