Indoor Bulbs

Planting bulbs for indoor blooms is easier then you think. Who doesn’t want Spring color in the Winter months?! Here is how to achieve this:

 

Hyacinths (using a Hyacinth Vase)

-Fill the lower part of each jar with water- just to the base of the bulb.
-Place the bulb in the upper part of the jar.
– Place the hyacinth jars in a cool, dark location for 6-8 weeks while the roots develop.
– Optimum temperature is 45 degrees. Do not freeze. Your garage or a cool basement may work
-Check frequently to maintain water levels. Do not let them dry out.
– Once the roots have developed, place the bulb in a bright indirect light for about 10 days. Once the leaves turn green- move to a bright sunny spot.
– As the foliage and flowers grow, turn the jar daily to keep the stems from leaning towards the light.

Amaryllis:

– Place Amaryllis bulb in a pot of your choice with proper drainage.
– Water regularly until you see the green sprout emerge.
– Keep in a sunny window.
– Water as needed (when dry).
– As the foliage and flowers grow, turn the jar daily to keep the stems from leaning towards the light.

 

Paperwhites:

-Paperwhites can be planted in a bulb jar, on a bed of rocks or in low soil.
-Keep water level to the base of the bulb, just to root level.
-Check frequently to maintain water levels. Do not let them dry out.
-Best results from indirect sunlight and turn them as blooms begin to show to prevent leaning.
– Blooms will grow very tall ( over 16 inches) it may require a light string to tie them upright.

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