Why don't my hippeastrums die after flowering?

My hippeastrums do not die down after flowering. Do I need to cut the leaves off and if so when do I do this

yates

14 April 2015 11:50 PM

Hippeastrum leaves will die down naturally after flowering. We don't advise removing the leaves before this time because they are supplying the plant with food for next years flowers. With regard to division, hippeastrums can be divided in the dormant period (early to mid winter) if they are congested. Pot them individually, into standard potting mix, with half the bulb above the soil surface. The pot should only be 1 cm larger than the diameter of the bulb. Once potted, water the bulb well, and place it into a warm, bright spot.

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