Dividing Sprekelia

I have an overgrown clump of Sprekelia formossissima (Aztec lily, Jacobean lily). I would like to divide it. However, the last time I did that, the bulbs sulked for a few years without blooming (very much the way Amarillis belladonna would).
Does anyone have a positive experience dividing Sprekelia?
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i thought that divided amaryllis would bloom ok if they were divided at a cetain time of year. i think there's a note about that in sunset. i've diug and repplanted amaryllis, but havne't been concerned with, or tracked, when they bloomed.
however spreckelia is a wet tropic species, yes? so not so easily comapred to the dry summer amaryllis.
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i thought that divided amaryllis would bloom ok if they were divided at a cetain time of year. i think there's a note about that in sunset. i've diug and repplanted amaryllis, but havne't been concerned with, or tracked, when they bloomed.
however sprekelia is a wet tropic species, yes? so not so easily comapred to the dry summer amaryllis.
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No Gardenia Fake mail,
If you don't know, don't make wild guesses.
Sprekelia is a summer flowering desert genus of bulbs from Mexico allied to Zephyranthes and Habranthus. They don't behave like most Hippeastrum (Amaryllis). Sprekelia are well known to be shy to bloom and resent being divided or moved. They are also heavy feeders and need to be well fertilized to bloom well. When the do bloom, the red fleur-de-lis flowers are quite extraordinary and well worth the extra effort.
http://www.ibiblio.org/pbs/pbswiki/index.php/Sprekelia

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i thought that divided amaryllis would bloom ok if they were divided at a cetain time of year. i think there's a note about that in sunset. i've diug and repplanted amaryllis, but havne't been concerned with, or tracked, when they bloomed.
however sprekelia is a wet tropic species, yes? so not so easily comapred to the dry summer amaryllis.
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No Gardenia Fake mail,
If you don't know, don't make wild guesses.
Sprekelia is a summer flowering desert genus of bulbs from Mexico allied to Zephyranthes and Habranthus. They don't behave like most Hippeastrum (Amaryllis). Sprekelia are well known to be shy to bloom and resent being divided or moved. They are also heavy feeders and need to be well fertilized to bloom well. When the do bloom, the red fleur-de-lis flowers are quite extraordinary and well worth the extra effort.
http://www.ibiblio.org/pbs/pbswiki/index.php/Sprekelia

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