Bulbs that require chilling
Some common indoor bulbs that require chilling are tulips, hyacinths and daffodils among many others. The cool temperature period is required due to the way the bulb works. The cool temperature triggers a response in the bulb that essentially switches on the embryonic flower to begin its development.
Plant the bulbs in a shallow pot or bowl that allows for at least 2 inches of root growth below the bulb. It is okay if the top of the bulb is level with the rim of the pot or bowl. label your pots and water each thuroughly. Once the bulbs are situated, find a place to let them chill. Temperatures need to be kept around 35-45 degrees F for the duration of the chilling period. This is around 16 weeks long, but each bulb varies. Once your bulbs are done chilling, allow 3 weeks until blooming takes place. You will want to let the bulbs adjust with 60 degrees F and indirect sunlight, eventually, once the growth reaches 3-5 inches, transition them to 60 degree F temperatures and a bright sunny area.
Bulbs that do not require chilling
Among many bulbs that enjoy warmer climates some are amaryllis and paper white narcissus. These bulbs are slightly easier to get to bloom due to the shorter preparation time. Place bulbs in a shallow bowl or pot with water. These bulbs will bloom very shortly after planting. You will want to start these guys out with indirect sunlight around 50 degrees F for around 2 weeks. Following this time period move your bulbs to a warmer and more direct sunlight area.
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