Growing lovely Paperwhite bulbs indoors is a fun fall or winter project. There are many varieties and colors available, so they can accent any décor, table and room. Bulbs are little storehouses of energy, so they do not require fertilizers and soil. Mosser Lee Decorator Series Polished Stones, Rocks and Gravels provide the best environment to grow these beautiful indoor plants.
Growing Bulbs Indoors
You may be surprised by how many varieties of bulbs and tubers enjoy winter months being pampered indoors. Some of which, under the right conditions will blossom over and over again in or out of your garden. As with any plant each has their preferences, so make sure to consider each plants needs.
Paperwhites are a variety of narcissus or daffodils and are among the easiest bulbs to grow indoors because they require no chilling. They bloom quickly inside and are great for enjoying indoor blooms throughout the fall and winter months.
How to Grow Paperwhite Bulbs
1. Find a bowl or flat bottomed vase that provides enough room for the stone media and the bulbs. (Use the photographs below to provide some guidance.)
2. Place Mosser Lee White Polished Stones, Black Polished Stones, Assorted Polished Stones or River Gravel in the bottom of the bowl.
3. Arrange the bulbs with the tops up around the stones. The bulbs can touch one another, but should not be stacked on top of one another.
4. Add tap water so that the bottoms of the bulbs are covered. Make sure that the tops of the bulbs are not covered with water.
5. As the bulbs sprout and the water evaporates, replenish water to maintain original level.
6. Watch the bulbs grow. You may be surprised at how quickly they flourish!
7. When the blooms wilt and become spent, remove the bulbs from the vase, cut the stalks to the top of the bulb, dry the bulb in a airy, sunny location (a window sill is perfect) and store in a cool dark area. The bulbs will become dormant and can be used again the following year.
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