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Posted 1Y ago by @FabRubbercup

Anyone got tips on making sure tulip reblooms ?

Got this lil baby off the discount rack and it was begging to go home with me. It was sitting in dirty water, roots surprisingly not rotting , now got it in some dirt in a nice lil pot ☺️ My only question is how to make sure she strives and thrives with reblooming ? I will say she looks so much happier since I got her in some dirt. The vase she came in is neat, gonna use it for propagating. #HappyPlants #PlantAddict #Tulips #help #RescuePlants
4ft to light, direct
2” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
@FabRubbercup here is what I found.

Place the tulips in a cool (50 to 60 degree Fahrenheit) location that receives low to medium light. Leave them in this area until the shoots turn green, usually in four or five days. Then move them to a brightly lit, 60 to 70 degree Fahrenheit location. Keep the plants well-watered. Turn the containers regularly to promote straight, upright growth. On average, flowering should occur three to four weeks after the bulbs have been removed from cold storage. For a succession of bloom indoors, remove pots from cold storage every two weeks.
How interesting! I’ve never tried to do that inside. I plant them outside in the fall, and they come up in the spring. When the foliage dries up, I cut it off at ground level, and the bulbs stay where they were planted through the next winter and then come up the next spring again. I plant new ones every fall and the neighbors look at me a little funny when I’m out in the cold, kneeling over the garden. When the flowers come up though, I check to see where the gaps are, and know where to plant more in the fall. It sounds like a lot of work, to recreate that process indoors! Why not plant the bulb outside when the foliage withers? It will come up beautifully in the spring and that is their natural way!
@FabRubbercup above.
@AC73LoveCats I live in a apartment with a small balcony πŸ˜… I honestly just felt bad that this poor thing was just sitting in such dirty water.
@FabRubbercup OK I get it. That pretty red tulip is quite lucky you rescued it!
@AC73LoveCats so as you said, when the flower drys to cut it off at dirt level. And it’ll grow back?
As long as it has a winter underground frozen, first. Or, as @KikiGoldblatt wrote, in cold storage. Because in nature it comes up in the spring after being underground for the winter.
@FabRubbercup Also, not just the flower, but when all the foliage dries up. The foliage makes the food for the plant to survive underground all that time and to make another flower the next spring.
@AC73LoveCats mmmmm okay do you think i should cut it now and stick it in the fridge?
@FabRubbercup No, not until the flower and the foliage dry up completely. That flower will be there for quite awhile for you to enjoy! And it needs the foliage to get nutrients so it can come up next winter, or, after it’s been in cold storage long enough. It will get that from the soil and light you give it before it all dries up.
@AC73LoveCats ahhh ok ty so much for you patience and careful explanation. ☺️ I know I’m kinda slow sometimes, but my heart is always in the right place πŸ˜…πŸ₯°