Help growing hyacinth
kristigusho1 Posts: 1
I bought this morning at the local supermarket this cute hyacinth in a vase which seems like it's in the process of blooming.
I'm really unfamilliar with the plant and there were no instructions coming with it. I tried to search a little the web but most of the information out there is about planting them in a garden which I don't have.
How do I take care of the plant? In what light/temperature should I put it? How should I water it?
Thanks in advance!
Your bulb is a natural water storage organ , so don't keep it too wet .
Place in as bright a position as possible otherwise the combination of poor-light and artificial heating will encourage floppy weak growth . You say you havn't a garden ? Take Philippas advice and re-pot after flowering ; the leaves and expired flower stem will look pretty sad for a few weeks . Remove all of this when it starts yellowing , keep dry for a few weeks (still in a bright place) , then commence careful watering in the Spring . Hopefully it will have reverted to 'normal growth -mode' and flower next year . **
If you are unfortunate enough to receive one of those 'forced' Amaryllis bulbs for Xmas , the same rules apply .Most people throw them away after flowering ; mine (all 12 of them) , have resumed 'normal growth-mode' and flower happily every May-June .
**PS You'll probably need to use a 'pea-stick' to support the flower-head , as they become very top-heavy .