Veerle
 
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  • Birthday August 9th, 2000
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  • Amaryllis Extraordinaire
     With the help of you lovely forum people, I found out Ivy here is actually an Amaryllis plant. After dealing with her gnat issue, I repotted her. Suddenly her two leaves began hanging sadly. Did I do something wrong, or will she bounce back once she’s acclimated to her new home? I read that these plants have a sort of schedule if you want them to bloom again — would now be the time of year to get her as much light as possible, or is it better to keep her in medium indirect light for the time being? (Washington State) Thank you in advance, this forum is such a huge help!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Veerle! The plant could be drooping due to acclimating to its new environment/planter, or possibly if it's ready for more water if the soil has dried out! I'd also ensure the plant is exposed to plenty of light. Have you given your Amaryllis bulbs a rest period since it bloomed last? If not then this is most likely why it hasn't re-bloomed for you yet. Although the bulbs will live year round as a houseplant it's not until after the plant awakens from dormancy does it start to flower again! Therefor, in order to start dormancy for your plant you'll want to place it in a cool, dark location (like a basement or garage) for about 6-8 weeks. No care or watering will be needed. You can either remove the bulbs from the soil and store them, or just move the planters into there. The leaves will obviously start to die back which you can cut off or allow them to naturally take their course. After about 6-8 weeks of dormancy you'll want to place them in a warm spot with lots of light, and give them a good watering. Increasing temperatures will help them break dormancy faster, and you can start to see new growth developing within a few months. Hope this helps!
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      Veerle We loosely tied her leaves this way so she doesn’t look so sad, is this harmful to her in any way or is it ok?
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  • Unidentified, troubled plant
    Ordered her online, but she’s completely different from the plant I ordered. It looks like she might be a bromeliad but her leaves are thicker. Her main stem came damaged and started withering. I’m not sure if I should trim that part or leave it be. I’ve been watering whenever her soil a few inches down is dry, but recently the top part of the soil is turning almost grey. She also has a few tiny flies around her. Any help would be much appreciated!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Veerle! Is the plant different from what was pictured when purchased cause there were blooms? It's hard to ID what kind of plant it is from the photo provided, but I agree with Nate that it could be an Amaryllis plant!
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      Nate Hi Veerle, could this be an Amaryllis? Is it growing from a bulb?