Pot your bulb with these simple steps, and you'll have a gorgeous bloom in just a few weeks.
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Start with a pot a little larger than the width of your bulb. (Or cluster several bulbs close together in a larger container.) You want a tight fit. Use a porous, sterile potting mix that’s rich in organic matter. Soak each bulb in lukewarm water for a half hour before planting.
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Add bulb to pot. Do not bury the bulb. Leave at least one-third of the bulb above soil level. Water well, and then let drain. Make sure you place it in a warm room to get it started.
Water again only after you see the green growth of the leaves emerging from the bulb. Do not overwater.
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Dress up your containers by covering soil with pinecones, moss, gravel, small stones, or even glass ornaments.