I put one paperwhite bulb in this old green vase, I am going to try to have Amaryllis and Paperwhite flowers this month, I have not tried paperwhites but they say they are really easy, so I will give it a shot and post pictures as they grow.
As you can tell, it is getting greener, and it is getting taller, and the potting soil is finally drying out. The second is growing further out of its bulb and it has a green tip on it so success so far. Of course you know which is which, 1. is my Minerva Amaryllis and 2. is Ziva Paperwhite, I am so happy!
I have decided to put the Paperwhite in a canning jar with rocks, it will be easier to see if the roots do grow. The green glass is a little hard to see through, I was going to try to put all 3 of them in there but I don't think they will fit. So will post a picture of the new home when I get it done. I will get some rocks and rinse them off and see how they look when I get done.
I decided to go the regular way and put all of them in the same pot with potting soil. I think that might be the best idea anyway, the first one that was planted has a very small root forming so that is encouraging. Here is their new home, my hubby put a small hole in the bottom of one of the plastic pots that the kits come with and we shall see what happens. I can't figure out why when you get the kits at Wal-Mart, they don't have holes in them, I was at the store in Lima the other day and did not see any of them!
This is one of my Paperwhites, is this something to be worried about, or not? I planted the Paperwhites and the potting soil was damp but not soggy, one of them is almost straight up and they were all pretty bent when I took them out of the box. Even if I get one to grow tall and bloom I will consider it a success. And one is almost that way now, I just wish someone would tell me whether the plants would rather be in the window or under the fluorescent light.
how close is this to blooming? I had to take some pics of it, hopefully it will be soon, I have a few more that are getting there too. They have really taken off. Got a question, how do I delete some of the articles that are in my favorites? I have one that is titled Paperwhites in water and I don't have any in water, any advice would be helpful. I moved my infected amaryllis on my desktop and the good one and the Paperwhites on the tv tray.
As you can see the Paperwhites are blooming like crazy! And I think the Amaryllis is not too far behind. Here is a picture of the second scape. It has gotten some color and it is a very weird shape, don't know quite what to make of it.