Growing Tuberose in Pots
What You’ll Need:
- Potting soil
- Drainage tray
- Tuberose bulbs
Tuberoses, also known as Rajnigandha are popular ornamental plants that can flourish in containers when given the right care. Whether you live in a warm temperate climate or a cold one, with a little bit of effort, you can grow tuberose plants in your home, and enjoy the bright-white, sweet aroma of their flowers.
- Choose the right containers/pots. The pots should be large enough to accommodate the tuberose bulb. Make sure they are at least 3-4 inches deep, and have drainage holes at the bottom.
- Fill the pot with good quality potting soil. You can also add a bit of organic matter like compost to the potting soil for better results.
- Place a drainage tray underneath the pot. This will keep the pot from becoming soggy.
- Plant the Tuberose bulb in the pot 4-5 inches deep. Make sure the pointy end of the bulb is facing up.
- Cover the surface of the pot with mulch to preserve moisture.
- Keep the pot in a well-lit area, preferably in direct sunlight.
- Water the Tuberose regularly, but make sure that the soil doesn’t get soggy. The best way to water the plant is to water the soil from below.
- Fertilize the Tuberose every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer.
- Remove dead flowers regularly to promote further flowering.
With these simple steps, you can easily grow Tuberose plants in pots and enjoy their sweet aroma and beautiful flowers. In no time, you will be rewarded with a stunning display of long, white, fragrant flowers!