Last Updated on 19/02/2021 by Amber Williams
When the days get colder and darker, nothing warms the soul more than bright and cheery indoor flowers. Perfect for showcasing around the table in the festive season, the elegance and delicate fragrance of indoor daffodils are simply unmatched.
- Grow time: 8-10 weeks
- Soil: Peat moss-based potting mix
- Temperature: After the cold treatment, keep cool, approx 16°C, while plants are in bloom.
When should I plant them?
Typically, indoor daffodils take between 8-10 weeks to bloom. For specific times, stick to this planting schedule:
- For Christmas blooms: plant mid-October/early November
- For January blooms: plant mid-November
How to Plant in Pots
Choose a wide pot about 6 in (15 cm) deep with drainage holes in the bottom. Cover the bottom of the pot with potting soil. Now, pop in the bulbs; they can be placed tight, side by side. Cover the bulbs with additional soil, leaving the top third of the bulb above the soil. Water well.
The Growing Process
Move pot to a dark, cool location such as a basement, unheated garage or refrigerator. Keep them in cold storage for about 8-10 weeks. Keep the medium barely moist.
When shoots reach about 5cm tall, bring the pot out of cold storage and place the growing daffodils on a bright windowsill. Rotate the pot daily for even growth.
Daffodils in Bloom
When in full bloom, keep potted daffodils in a bright location out of direct sun. Make your daffodils last longer by keeping the pot in a cool room.