Paperwhites -- help

dooyensanNovember 10, 2009

Hello. I started planting my paperwhites about 2 months or so ago. I put it in the dark and the roots and leaves shot up fast (after about 2 weeks). I took it out of the dark and placed it in a nice sunny window sill. That was about 6 weeks ago and it has not grown at all. It seems to stop growing. I read online that the flowers should bloomed within 4 to 6 weeks but my paperwhites still haven't even show signs of stems. Anyone know if there is something wrong? I'm still new to growing bulbs so any help is appreciated.

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

That sunny window might be too warm for it. Maximum heat for indoor flowering is around 60F.

Any chance of putting it outside for cooler weather? In zone 9 you are highly unlikely to be worried by a frost mean enough to damage a paperwhite.

If you bought a bulb that was already 'set to flower' this coming season then the cool might just do the trick, but no guarantees.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 2:44AM
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Uhm. Okay, I'll take them outside and see how they do. They did seem to grow pretty fast when I placed them in the closet where it was cooler -- maybe I did give them too much heat. Thanks Vetivert8!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 2:59AM
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