How to Grow Tulips in Glass Jars all Year Around in your Home

How to Grow Tulips in Glass Jars
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  1. Lucy Perry says:

    My daughter-in-law brought me back a Dutch shoe made of china with 2 tulip bulbs in it from Amsterdam. When I was unable to find any info on line about this souvenir, I chose to plant them in the china. I have them on the window sill. Did I do the right thing? It would b lovely to have tulips in the fall.

    1. Nienke says:

      @Lucy Perry – Tulips need a 8 weeks period of freezing temperature to grow. When you don’t plant them outside (or when you live in a tropical climate) you can simulate this cold time in a refrigerator around zero degrees C. (don’t put any fruits/vegetables with them) After 8 weeks you can slowly put the bulbs inside a warmer room (to simulate springtime) and the tulips will grow inside.

  2. Suzanne says:

    What do you do with bulbs after the tulips in glass case are finished blooming?

    1. Nienke says:

      When the green leaves have died, you can cut them off and store in a dry place. When you live in a climate similar with the Netherlands you can put them in the ground outside in Autumn and wait if they will bloom in next spring.

    2. Do I cut the tulip off after it’s done blooming in my glass jar.
      I received Tulips in a glass container from Bloomaker and I love them but want to know if I should cut the stem after it’s bloomed to get new flowers.

      1. Nienke says:

        When the tulip is done blooming let it dry. When the flower and stem has completely dried cut the stem and flower off. Keep the bulb out of the soil and leave it in a dry place. Plant it outside during autumn in a cold climate (freezing temperatures for 8 weeks) and it might bloom again next springtime.

  3. Danielle says:

    How should you store the tulip bulbs when they’re “hibernating” in the fridge? Should they be in the jars with rocks and water? Do they need oxygen or light? Thanks for your help!

    1. Nienke says:

      Hubernating in the fridge is not the most natural way to keep the bulbs cool in winter time. If outside isn’t any option I would go for a flower pot with ground to simulate the outdoors.

  4. Carmen Marquez says:

    I was given beautiful tulips in a glass with water. I would like to know how exactly do I keep them blooming for next year. I know you have stated to cut off the dried leaves., then what? Store them? How?

    1. Nienke says:

      You let the leave die completely before you harvest them. Wipe the sand of and store them dry in a wooden crate (around 15-20 degrees C). Leave them dry till Autumn. Tulips need a at least 2 months around freezing point (0 degrees C) before they can start to bloom again.

      1. Jean says:

        I bought one in a store, after 3 weeks, leaves turned yellow. So I need to cut off the leaves, dry and place in the fridge? They are so pretty and I would love to grow them again. Please help. Thank you…

      2. Nienke says:

        Don’t cut the tulip leaves, just leave them dry and store them dry until october. Than put them in a cool environment (around 0 degrees celsius for 8 weeks) and put them in the ground. No guarantees it will work. Some bulbs will not flower a second time. (depends on the quality)

  5. Susan says:

    I bought tulips growing in glass vase in water, the blooms have died & shriveled and now leaves are starting to yellow… How do I care for them now, is there any way to trim the spent flowers (deadhead) and keep them growing, will they bloom again ? I’ve read the comments above but my question really is if there’s any way to keep enjoying them now or is that all ?

    1. Nienke says:

      It will take at least one year before they bloom again. So you have to wait and take care to the bulbs as described above.

  6. These flowers are so beautiful and wonderful, I have learned how to grow flowers; ip into glass jars from you. Now I will have a glass vase growing right on the desk.

  7. Mary Jeanne Treuil says:

    Worst case scenario, buy them in the spring at Wal-Mart and drop them into a jar of water with rocks. only allow the bottoms, then when they root, only the roots to remain in the water.

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