Amaryllis red blotch disease

Q: Do you know what is causing this amaryllis stem to bend?

A: It’s a fungal disease called red blotch or red fire, Stagonospora curtissi.

It originates from a diseased bulb but affected leaves or flower stems can shed fungal spores as well.

Treatment with a fungicide is difficult. The best cure is to discard the plant.

If this is your only amaryllis, and you like experiments, you could wait and see what happens.

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