I'm glad this thread got started, because I have a question for you apartment-dwellers. Or, no, I guess anyone can tell me.
A couple of months ago, I bought an amaryllis bulb set from my grocery store for three bucks. I planted it, and, to my surprise, it did amazingly well. I had huge, gorgeous blooms for a while. Then they died, and I cut the stalks off. I think that's what I was supposed to do. Anyway, the leaves are still growing, and they're freaking HUGE. Am I supposed to cut them off too? The flowers come back, right? That's why I didn't just throw it away, correct? I don't know; I'm completely idiotic about this stuff. But the leaves are threatening to grow to Godzilla-like proportions, and possibly block the sun for the entire city of Chicago. And that's just not good citizenship.
P.S. Please note that I'm the proud owner of the ugliest piece of pottery in the world. It makes a nicely hideous incense stick holder.