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I've had an amaryllis bulb in a pot for about 5 years now and the bulb hasn't been doing much for, I reckon, over 6 months. When should I consider getting rid of it? Could it have run its course?

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To clarify, do you mean Hippeastrum? - most cultivars sold as "amaryllis" are actually Hippeastrum. Historically botanists confused the two genera. –  winwaed Dec 6 '11 at 13:41
    
Here in central North Carolina they can be planted outside. –  ncmathsadist Dec 15 '11 at 0:55
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I would re-pot it and fertilize it and keep it moist for a while, and if nothing happened in a couple of months, I would get rid of it.

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my amaryllis bulb is now 21 years old I leave it in a pot year round in the house some years it blooms twice

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You would improve this answer if you described how you care for your plant: the amount of light it receives, temperatures, feeding and watering schedule, etc. –  Niall C. Apr 6 at 23:33
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