by aditya abhishek
Hyacinth is a perennial, bulbous, fragrant ,spring flowering plant which produces blue, purple, white, pink, apricot to red coloured blooms.
Hyacinth can grow well in temperate to sub-tropical climate where temperature remains around 4 to 7 degrees Celsius for 2 weeks before plantation.
You can grow hyacinth in well draining loamy soil which in rich in organic matter. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 30% cocopeat + 40% compost + 1 teaspoon bonemeal.
During late summer to early fall plant hyacinth bulbs 4 inches deep & keep pointed end upwards. Water well, shoots will emerge in spring season.
Plant the bulbs where your plant can receive at least 4 to 6 hours of bright direct to indirect sunlight daily. Sunlight promotes vegetative growth as well as flowering.
Keep the soil little moist but not soggy. Avoid waterlogging in pot as it can cause root rot. Only water when top layer of soil seems dry.
During beginning of spring season you can add a handful of vermicompost + 1 tablespoon bonemeal powder around the base of the plant.
In indoors, Keep base of the bulbs touching with water in "Bulb Forcing Vase" under indirect sunlight , change water in 2 weeks, it will promote flowering indoors.
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