If like me, you've often been given an Hippeastrum bulb which flowered gloriously, then left you with a pot of soil and a rotting bulb which never flowers again and which (guiltily) you put in the bin a year later, then this advice is for you!
So this is what you do:
- after flowering keep the plant in a sunny spot, water and feed as normal.
- in September, move to a cooler position for 8-10 weeks, stop feeding, water less (but don't let it dry out).
- after this time cut off the leaves to within 10cm (4") of the bulb, take off and replace the top 2cm of compost.
- now place in a warmer (around 20 degrees) well-lit place and water as normal.