If you want to grow paperwhites in mason jars, there are a few steps you must take first. In this article, I’ll share the steps to choosing a planter for your paperwhites, how to water your new plants, and where to plant your new houseplants. I hope you find these tips helpful. Happy gardening! After reading this article, you should be able to grow and care for your paperwhites successfully!
Choosing a planter filled with paperwhites
The beauty of paperwhites is that they can be planted in almost any container. These bulbs can be planted in a shallow bowl filled with pebbles or soil, a tall clear glass vase, or even a teacup. In fact, you can grow paperwhites in nearly anything, from rocks to soil, including clear glass stones. Once you choose the container, you can plant paperwhites in it daily to monitor their growth and check on them every few days.
Whether you want to use a Mason jar or a silverplate casserole dish, the choice is yours. Shallow planters with paperwhites are pretty and may require some staking. Tall, glass vessels, on the other hand, are a better option because they are sturdy and let light through. A planter filled with paperwhites in Mason jars is an easy and lovely way to add springtime to your yard.
Choosing a variety of paperwhites
When you’re deciding which paperwhites to grow in a Mason jar, think about their growing conditions. They are very warm-climate plants native to southern France and Spain. Paperwhite bulbs grow rapidly, and you can observe their progress daily. Their flowers are white and last about two weeks. They will need bright, indirect light, and are best grown in a cool window or on a tabletop near a sunny window.
The most popular variety of paperwhites is ‘Ziva,’ which is available in prepackaged boxes. Paperwhites can be leggy indoors, so stakes are necessary. If you’re planting them in a jar, use bamboo or cut garden branches to stake them. American sweetgum adds rustic charm, while redtwig dogwood provides striking Christmas-red stems. For winter months, use willow.
Watering paperwhites in a mason jar
To get the most out of your paperwhites, you need to water them regularly. It is best to water them every two to three days. You can use plain water, but a 5% alcohol solution will also work. Switch to this solution when your paperwhites are between 1 and 2 inches tall. You can also switch the water every week or so if you’d like. It is best to check on your plants daily, but you can do so more frequently if you want.
Paperwhites need a warm location to bloom. If you place them in a cooler location, they’ll have shorter stems. Keep them in a sunny spot, between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to grow them in a glass jar, make sure to plant them about a quarter of the way up from the bottom of the jar. If you don’t mind bending over, you can plant the bulbs in the soil, too. Keep the soil slightly moist.
Choosing a location for your paperwhites
Paperwhites are an excellent choice for containers and make a festive holiday centerpiece. You can plant them in a large vase with cranberries and a bit of water. However, remember that cranberries are very perishable, so choose a sunny window instead. Paperwhites are closely related to narcissus, a type of yellow bulb. Both have tall stems and small, star-shaped flowers. Their flowers are strongly fragrant.
If you live in a cold climate, paperwhites are best grown outdoors. They will bloom in late winter and early spring. Choose a spot that receives full sunlight and well-drained soil. Paperwhites can be transplanted into a new location every year if you are growing them outdoors. Ideally, you should plant them in soil that is at least two inches deep.
Choosing a container for your paperwhites
One way to keep your Paperwhites from getting overwatered is to grow them in close proximity. Plant the bulbs about one inch apart in a Mason jar that is half full of potting soil. Make sure to keep the pebbles moist. Flooding the pebbles will cause the bulbs to rot. Paperwhites do best with full sun and should be watered every two to three days.
If you’re giving your gift as a gift, you should leave the flowers to bloom for at least two weeks. In this way, your recipient can present the paperwhites in a pot. This method is also known as pre-potting. Paperwhites can be planted as early as mid-November to enjoy their Christmas blooms throughout the month. However, it is important to plant them at least one week before you plan on giving them as a gift.