Amaryllis never seem to grow for me in the textbook fashion. This particular one was purchased from a big box store in November 2011. It grew a lot of leaves, but never bloomed. I potted it on in the spring, which encouraged it to grow more leaves. And I think it finally went dormant last November, about a year after it came home with me. I figured I wouldn’t see it again for another year.
But I was wrong. About Christmas it started showing signs of life. I would rather have it blooming at Christmas. Amaryllis often bloom for me when the crocus are blooming, which is why I go hot and cold on them. I want blooming plants indoors when I have none outdoors. But, as it turns out, the crocus aren’t blooming yet. And my amaryllis is.