I've had to dig my amaryllis bulbs since I'm leaving the state for 2+ weeks...

Asked September 14, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT

I've had to dig my amaryllis bulbs since I'm leaving the state for 2+ weeks and I'm sure it will frost in our low area while I'm gone. Some are in pots, others not. In the past I've just laid the unpotted ones out on newspapers in the basement for several weeks until they more or less have dried up leaves, then put them in peat moss for the winter. Should I trim the "very healthy" roots to limit the bulbs shriveling and maybe the leaves on both potted and unspotted? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Olmsted County Minnesota frost

1 Response

Dig them, remove most of the roots and leaves, let dry inside until yo get back then store until replanting. The potted ones can be treated as you normally do.