Pot size for Tuberose?

musaboru(Inland Calif.)April 6, 2010

Hello folks. I am trying tuberoses again this year. And would like to know what is the smallest pot size you have had them flower in? I have clay pots which are a little bigger than a 1 gallon nursery pot. Is that size ok to get them to flower? I just receive the bulbs and they are about the size of a tulip bulb with many little offsets.

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One gallon is big enough. Give them plenty of water, regular fertilizing, and as much sunshine as you can get. If you are going to grow them in pots for several years you will need to divide after about two years, as they will fill the pot. Al

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 8:26AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Thank you Al. I really appreciate your information. :):)

Good thing I dont have to get bigger pots..they are really expensive ! :)

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 1:03AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Have another question, how long before they sprout? I havent seen any green yet since I planted them and am kind of worried I received bad bulbs from the company I ordered from...

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 12:37AM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

I sowed mine in January (indoor), took a little over a month to sprout for me.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 4:45PM
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Tuberose are never really dormant, you will notice there is always a green tip to the bulb. They are not early risers, mine are in the ground and outside in pots and nothing is happening yet. I have in the past kept them inside and right through the winter without the foliage dying down, and they would be sending up bloom stalks by now. In the ground they bloom in the late summer here. Al

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 7:32AM
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Here is what I know about tuberose. Soak in lukewarm water for about 15 minutes before planting. When you plant, the tips should be barely covered. When I do this they come up fast. don't plant in cold ground.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2010 at 9:11PM
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