What do you do with paperwhite bulbs after blooming? About six weeks after the paperwhite blooms, turn the pot on its side and store it somewhere where it will not freeze, such as a garage or basement. In the fall, turn the pot upright, place it in the sun, water the bulb thoroughly and continue watering until the paperwhite blooms again in the spring.
How often should I water paperwhite bulbs? Check the bulbs frequently and water thoroughly when the potting mix is dry 1″ below the surface (but not more than once a week until the bulbs begin active growth), or when the water level is more than 1″ below the stones or glass in your vase.
Can you reuse paperwhite bulbs? When paperwhite bulbs are forced, they cannot be reused or regrown; however, when planted in soil and allowed to grow and bloom on their timing, you can reuse or regrow paperwhites every year. Plan on planting your paperwhites outdoors in October or November in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11.
Do paperwhite bulbs need water? Don’t overwater your bulbs. If they’re planted in a container with stones, keep the water level just under the bulb base. If you’ve planted your paperwhites in soil, water only when the soil is dry to the touch. Overwatering will cause the bulbs to rot and blooms to die quickly.