I have one of these in my basement for the winter. Just the bulb with no water and no light sitting in a bucket and this is what happened.
I waited to make sure their would be no frost and planted it outside again, not a good thing.
A huge storm came along with very high winds, hail, ect and beat up on it.
Now I'm down to just the bulb waiting for something to happen.
I waited 3 years for it to bloom and I have no idea I will have to wait for it to bloom again.