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Q.Hyacinths in water

Zone Copperas Cove, Tx 76522 | Mina Dyess added on February 22, 2018 | Answered

Last year I purchased a hyacinth that was in water; I noticed just the other day that the roots had detached from the bulb, is this normal? Should I plant in soil or can I keep it in the vase with water?

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Answered on February 23, 2018

The roots detaching is not good. It is a sign that the water was stagnant for too long. I recommend changing this every other day, or even better, daily. You can try and let it go dormant and store it but It might already be infected.

This article will help you in storing these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/curing-hyacinth-bulbs.htm

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