Hyacinth plant care advice

When you receive a fresh flower delivery, care is fairly simple. You will need to trim the stems, place them in fresh water and display them in a safe spot. When it comes to potted plants, like Hyacinths, some extra care will be required. The good news is that, if you find the right spot for your Hyacinth and if you follow the recommended care instructions, you will enjoy beautiful blooms time and time again!

What to expect

Before you begin caring for your plant, it’s important to make sure that you understand exactly what your plant really needs. Your hyacinth plant will usually bloom in the spring but, even when they are not blooming, they will still look beautiful and they will improve the décor in any room.

Making your choice

When selecting your plant, you should be sure to take your time. Not all plants are of the same quality which means that you need to inspect the plant for any kind of damage or decay. If you are purchasing your hyacinth plant online, you won’t have the chance to inspect before you buy. What you can do, however, is check their satisfaction guarantee. Make sure that they guarantee freshness and quality products. If they don’t offer some kind of compensation for damaged or wilting plants, you should shop elsewhere.

Perfect pot

To encourage growth, you need the right pot for your hyacinth. When planted as a bulb, it should be planted at least 8 inches beneath the soil surface. So, with this in mind, when you buy a hyacinth, you can estimate where the roots are located and when you might need to re-pot the plant.

Type of soil

Hyacinths enjoy sandy soil. Harder soil makes it difficult for the roots to grow and prevents proper drainage. You’ll be happy to know that they do not require any special fertiliser.

Where to display your hyacinth

This is an essential part of the process. Once you have the perfect pot and soil, it’s time to find the ideal home for your plant. Hyacinths should be kept away from heaters, fire places, and direct sunlight. They prefer indirect sunlight so they should be displayed in a bright lit room without direct rays of the sun reaching its leaves and petals.

Watering schedule

Your hyacinth will need regular watering. This is mainly because of the sandy soil. The water drains away quite quickly and the soil will dry out faster. In the winter, you can slow down your watering but, increase watering to every 2 – 3 days during the summer. Make sure that you don’t water when the soil is still very moist. Also, be careful of letting the soil dry out too much. The pot should have drainage holes and you should avoid allowing the tray below fill with water. If this is the case, the lower part of the soil will be permanently saturated and this can cause the roots to rot.