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pirl wrote: If the bulbs have bloomed before they will bloom again but it may not be this winter. It could be spring or summer. Make sure you feed it/them when they finish flowering so they can build up the energy required to bloom again.
This bulb is pictured next to a full size can of spray paint. The larger the bulb, the more blooms.
Some facts you might want to know:
They prefer temperatures from 68 to 77 indoors.
They can remain in the same pot, without a problem, three to four years.
When you plant a new bulb in LIGHTLY MOISTENED GROWING MIX, do not water again until you see growth.
Then water two more times until you see the COLOR of the flower on the bud. Resume watering but go easy.
The roots are deep in the pot so put water in the saucer not the surface of the soil!
If you keep the soil wet you risk losing the bulb.
Do not water the top of the bulb: it encourages rot.