Hyacinth house plants are beautiful and they make your home look unique. They’re very easy to grow and provide good income too. However, if you have not done so yet, it’s time to take care of them properly!
I’m going to tell you how I’ve taken care of my hyacinth houseplants post flowering (or at least how I did it before).
1) Hydrangea Plants Are Not Really “Hydrangeas” Anymore
The word “hydrangea” was used quite often when referring to these plants back in the day. There were even some books that described them as such.
These plants are called “water hyacinth”. And they’re not really hydrangeas anymore either. They’re just plain old water hyacinths!
2) You Can’t Just Put A Water Bulb In Your House And Expect To Get Flowers!
It’s true that you can put a bulb in your house and expect flowers. That’s why there are houses with water hyacinths. But those aren’t really hydrangeas.
Those are just ordinary water hyacinths with no special characteristics whatsoever. They don’t produce any flower buds or anything like that! If you want to get flowers from them, then you need to cut off their roots first! Then they will flower and die… It’s just the way they are.
3) Don’t Worry!
They’ll Bloom Anyway.
Don’t worry though – if you grow them correctly, they’ll still produce flower buds and gorgeous flowers for you (so you can admire them to your heart’s content). If you take good care of them, then they’ll also bloom again next year.
4) Say Goodbye To The Stem!
To make sure that your plant blooms, you should cut off the top part of the stem (up to where the leaves begin to appear). You should also cut off the roots, but leave about an inch left.
5) Care And Maintenance Of Your “New” Water Hyacinth Houseplant
If you want to keep your plant hydrated, then pour water into the base of the container until it starts draining out the bottom. Don’t over-water it though! You can also pour water into the top (but be careful not to get any water on the bulb) and it will seep down and hydrate it from the bottom.
If you’re using a saucer, then you should empty it every once in a while.
If you’re wondering what you should do with the bulb after blooming… well, you can do whatever you want with it!
You can throw it in the trash, keep it in a cool dark place and plant it next year, or whatever else you’d like to do with it.
So that’s about it for this week! Thanks for reading and I hope that your hyacinth houseplants are blooming profusely! See you next week!
The important thing to remember about all of this is that, with a little extra care, you can keep your blooming houseplant alive for a long time. And if you take really good care of it, then you can get some beautiful flowers every year as well!
If you want, we can get very specific about all the steps involved in caring for your water hyacinths. But I’m sure that most people reading this don’t really care about all of that! They just want to know if they can keep their water hyacinth plants alive after they’ve bloomed.
And if that’s the case then there are only two things you need to remember:
You should also try to make sure that it gets some natural light, but don’t worry about it too much if you can’t. If you’re really concerned about it, you can move the container near a window where it can get sun. Just make sure to keep it out of direct sunlight though.
You don’t want it to get overheated!
So those are the basics of caring for your water hyacinth flower houseplant after it blooms. The other steps don’t really change too much. Keep it hydrated, give it some sunlight, and keep an eye on the roots.
It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it!
You can do it again next year if you want. Just cut off the roots, cut off the stem, and keep an eye on it. It’ll be fine as long as you remember to follow those steps.
So yeah, that’s about all I can tell you about blooming water hyacinth plants! I hope you’ve had a fun time trying to keep your plant alive and well. Just try to keep these things in mind next time you grow one!
So thanks for reading and I hope you have a nice day. Bye!
Sources & references used in this article:
Flowering gift plants: their care and how to rebloom them by GM Fosler – Circular (University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign …, 1958 – ideals.illinois.edu
Care of flowering potted plants (2014) by DH Trinklein – Lawn and Garden, 2014 – mospace.umsystem.edu
Care of Flowering Potted Plants (1998) by DH Trinklein, RR Rothenberger – Extension publications …, 1998 – mospace.umsystem.edu