I wanted to share this Amaryllis bulb experience through this Amaryllis poem. I started about 3-4 years ago with one Amaryllis bulb. I planted it in a large pot with lots of worm compost. During that year it grew and flowered and produced a baby Amaryllis bulb. The next year it grew 3 baby Amaryllis bulbs. This year the first baby grew 9 baby Amaryllis bulbs!!!!! They are inundating me!!! The bulbs grow really big if you plant them in a big pot with worm compost. I will have to start giving these bulbs away. There are too many for me!
Amaryllis bulbs go through a dormant stage each year. In the spring and summer they live on my front porch getting lots of sunshine. The leaves nourish the bulb. After the summer I put them in my mostly dark basement and stop watering them. All the leaves die. I like them to bloom in the spring so I bring them upstairs to a well lit area in February or March. And I start watering them. They will start growing pushing up stalks with flower buds. In the past I would get one flower stalk. This year I got two!
So this is what happened this year to my original Amaryllis bulb: