My Red Lion amaryllis bulbs were infected with red blotch which spread to all the rest of my amaryllis bulbs, and there's really not a whole lot that can be done. I'm trying to treat the bulbs and hacked them back HARD to remove as much infected tissue as possible, and I let them soak in fungicide for a while. I have no idea if they will recover. I've cut myself off from purchasing more amaryllis until these are treated or incinerated, and they've been quarantined inside the house as well. The non-Red-Lion amaryllis are the least affected and are sending up flower stalks which is kinda surprising. I haven't seen any red blotch on any new growth, but the bulbs might still be infected.
When I was at Home Depot checking out after Christmas sales, I checked on their amaryllis bulbs, and they were all infected with red blotch.
When I brought it up to a manager, he shrugged and said he couldn't do anything about it - Home Depot would continue to buy from the nursery and sell infected bulbs that will only increase the plague. It's absolutely amazing that a company would continue to sell infected bulbs to people who probably don't know about red blotch and that spreading red blotch further is going to mean fewer bulbs in the future. Who doesn't check on new product to make sure it's clean and then return whatever was damaged? It's so simple. I know Home Depot isn't exactly well-known for its nursery care, but this is ridiculously bad business.
And I saw red blotch on all the amaryllis bulbs at Lowe's as well. Bah!