Today we decided to transplant the Dragon fruit roots. When we went to observe the seeds, they were falling off and the roots were splitting, trying to form leaves. We repurposed an old container, drilled holes on the bottom and the lid to allow for good aeration.
|Placing pebbles at the bottom for extra drainage|
|Added perlite for another layer of drainage|
|Mixed in magnesium because it helps in photosynthesis|
Hyacinth: a plant of the ancients held to be a lily, iris, larkspur or gladiolus
|An early spring blooming flower|
Hyacinth is a spring flower that smells delightful, with a lingering fragrance. The array of colors can be white, blue, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, peach or yellow.
Bulbs should be planted in early fall 4 to 6 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart, in a sunny, well-drained area. They need several months of chilling to coax the flowers out. If growing in water, only let the roots dangle into the water. Keep them cool and in full sun exposure during the growing season. Recommended temps are 45 to 65 degree F.
|Ease of care: Moderately easy|
|Propagating hyacinth: By division and bulb sections.|
|Soil: Loose, well-drained potting mix.|
Grower's tip: Keeping them cool will prolong the bloom
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