I brought a Amaryllis kit. I followed all the instruction on the box. However...

Asked March 9, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT

I brought a Amaryllis kit. I followed all the instruction on the box. However all that came up were leaves, no bulb. I now have two large leaves over hanging and two smaller leaves in the middle. Why didn't my Amaryllis not come up and bloomed?

Oakland County Michigan master gardener program amaryllis

1 Response

I am guessing that when you write "...leaves , no bulb..." you mean flowers. Usually if a bulb does not bloom, it does not have adequate energy to do it. Grow it with the leaves and try reading about putting it outside this summer to strengthen the bulb so it has the energy to flower next year. For whatever reason, the bulb was not strong enough to produce a flower. This would have been on the grower's end, not yours.