Fill a container two-thirds full with marbles or smooth pebbles. Any watertight container works, but for visual interest, use a glass jar or vase that allows you to see the roots growing and anchoring to the pebbles or marbles.
Place the bulbs onto the top of the anchoring material with the pointed end up. Space multiple bulbs 2 to 3 inches apart in a larger container or use one bulb per 4- to 5-inch container.
Add water to the container until it comes to just below the base of the bulb.
Place the bulbs in an area that gets bright, indirect or direct sunlight for at least six hours a day. Select a cool area away from cold or hot drafts.
Replenish the water as it evaporates, always filling the container to just below the base of the bulb.
Things You Will Need
- Watertight container
- Pebbles or marbles
- Avoid submerging the bulb in water, as that will cause it to rot.
- When you grow bulbs outdoors or indoors in potting soil, the bulb is replenished from the minerals and nutrients in the environment. These bulbs can be replanted successfully year after year. When growing bulbs without soil, they are depleted from the blooming process and should be discarded at the end of the blooming season.
- Plant bulbs in fall for winter flowers.