Plant Care Instructions for Tulips, Tulip repotting, care tips, lighting, soil, watering, temperature tips.
Light: (see explanation)
Temperature: (see explanation)
Watering: (see explanation)
Spraying: daily until flowering
If you want to force-grow tulips, select some of the early-forcing varieties. In January, plant the bulbs in pots with the flat side down. Wet the soil well and put the planted bulbs in a dark room, at a temperature of 45° to 50° F (8° to 10° C). When the sprouts are 5 to 6 in. (12 to 15 cm) high, move the pot to a very bright window, at around 60° to 65° F (16° to 19° C). It is important to maintain a rather high humidity level. When planting your bulbs, make sure they are covered by 2 to 3 in. (5 to 8 cm) of soil. In a 7 in. pot (18 cm), you should plant six to nine bulbs. Water as often as necessary to keep soil moist.