It sounds like your bulbs are responding normally to your growing procedure. Amaryllis are a tender bulb from Brazil and so need to be grown inside; frost-free when it’s cold, but once the frosts are over and the nights are no longer cold, they can be moved outside until the end of summer. The article also recommends to start the bulbs in a 6″ pot, then moving up to an 8″ pot through to 12″ container! An actively growing plant will require frequent watering and fertilization. For growing in gardens, prepare an elevated soil bed as you do for other plants. Make a point of only removing the spent flowers and leaving the flower stalk until it turns yellow or begins to wither. Remove the faded flowers but let the stalk die back, as it will continue feeding the bulb. With proper care, this treat can be enjoyed year after year. When summer is over, amaryllis must be brought indoors. This helps prevent the bulb from staying too damp and rotting. When the leaves begin to yellow in the early fall, cut the leaves back to 2 inches above the top of the bulb. Depending on the type, you can see tiny, single leaves begin to appear after two weeks. Copyright © Gardenerdy & Buzzle.com, Inc.