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Q.Dry Tips On Indoor Hyacinth Leaves

Zone Reedsburg, Wi. 53959 | p.j.farber@gmail.com added on March 4, 2023 | Answered

This is the first ‘wintering’ inside for my Mother’s Day gift of a hyacinth. I put a watering bottle upside down in a clay cone base in the pot. I trimmed the plant back last fall and kept it watered all winter. Now there is nice growth in the center, but I noticed the leaf tips are dry and shriviling. Does it need more water? Also, where do I get the products to make my hyacinth pink or blue? thank you!

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Answered on March 6, 2023

Unfortunately, this sounds like one of the most common problems with the flower: Overwatering.

This will need to be taken care of with a fungicide. There are many, so it will be up to you, which you choose. This article will help:


Now, about that indoor growth... Your plant will need to experience a winter dormancy, each year, to properly flower and grow. This will help you with indoor care:


This article will help with general care:


Finally, the color of the blooms will be able to be changed by soil pH. A lower pH will produce a blue flower, while a high pH will produce a pink bloom.

Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific products, or where to obtain them.

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