How To care For Potted Muscari

Muscari, or Grape Hyacinth, has been in cultivation for centuries and has proven to be one of the easiest plants to grow indoors and out in the garden.  If you are considering sending a potted plant instead of flowers for Mother’s Day, Muscari should definitely be included on your list of possible choice.  Muscari blooms during the spring season and the brightly coloured spikes that stand tall are irresistibly beautiful.  When ordering a potted Muscari, there are some care indications that you should certainly keep in mind.


Your florist or nursery should already have the plant potted in the perfect container and soil.  This is great because it really takes the guess work out of growing Muscari.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt to know that Muscari bulbs should never be left to soak in excessively damp soil.  Check for adequate drainage holes at the bottom of the pot just to be sure.


Muscari are particularly easy to please in terms of sunlight.  You can place them in various sunny parts of your home since they enjoy partial to full sun.

Winter sensitivity

If you live in an area where the ground tends to freeze in the winter, it would be highly advisable that you keep your Muscari indoors where the temperature remains above freezing.  That is, if you do not keep the pot inside your home throughout the year already.  Alternatively, if you are growing them outdoors and the pot is too large or heavy to move, you could wrap it up with burlap or bubble wrap to prevent the soil from freezing.

As the weather starts to warm up, make sure that your pot is situated in a warm, sunny area of your home or garden in order to help it flourish.

Muscari Potted Plant


Over watering can cause the bulbs of this plant to rot so you need to take care when watering.  This is particularly important during the cooler months.  This is where proper drainage comes in as well.  By allowing the water a way out, you stand a far lesser chance of harming your plant by over watering.


While your Muscari potted plant is in bloom, you should make sure that you maintain a temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius in that room.  This is the ideal temperature to encourage the flowers to bloom while maintaining the health of the plant.

Extra information

If you are wondering when you should remove any dying plant material, you should really wait until the foliage has dried out and yellowed before removing it.  It’s the best way to be sure that the particular leaf is no longer viable.  All parts of the plant are known to be somewhat toxic.  If you are concerned with how your pet may react to nibbling on your Muscari plant, then it would be best to keep it in a room or part of the house that the cat cannot access.  The advantage of this plant’s toxin is that it makes it unattractive to many pests so you should have no problem in this regard.

Muscari really is a low maintenance house plant and a beautiful flower to have in your garden and home.  It is a top choice at nurseries and florists so, if you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day flowers, Muscari should certainly be taken into consideration.