Herself's Houseplants

Killing plants so you don't have to

Give your bulbs a shot




paperwhite flowers

paperwhite flowers

If you are forcing bulbs indoors, a shot of hard liquor will keep the plant size under control.

When you force your flowering bulbs in gravel or water add about 1 part hard liquor to 9 parts water. This reduces the size of the leaves and plant while not affected the flowering. This should help keep your flowers from flopping over.  But wait until your plants are about 3″-4″ tall before getting them drunk.

Recommended hard liquors for your paper whites include: whiskey, vodka, gin and tequila.

Root zone Alcohol is an Effective Growth Retardant for Paperwhite Narcissus