Easy Bulbs to Grow in January

I love having flowers growing indoors all winter long. In years past, I’ve had pansies growing all through January and February in my unheated greenhouse, but this year, I am trying something new. My mom and mother-in-law had the same idea for Christmas. They gave me paperwhites and amaryllis bulbs to plant and enjoy for these next few months of cold winter. This is my first time growing these flowers so I’m excited to watch their growth and enjoy every day.

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Easy Bulbs to Grow in January

Various flowers are often grown from bulbs indoors during the winter months. Some people grow tulips or crocuses but this year, I’m trying amaryllis and paperwhites.

I was a bit skeptical when I first pulled my amaryllis bulbs out of the box and planted them. The bulbs had grown so long in the boxes that I didn’t know if they would be able to stand up and bloom. But after one week, I’m already starting to see some color peeking out giving me hope for some flowers soon.


My favorite flower of all time is daffodils. There’s just something so cheery about seeing them bloom after a long winter. This year for Christmas, I was given some paperwhites so that I could get an early start on these favorite flowers. I planted them in two different pots and am watching each day to see them grow and brighten my home this winter.

Paperwhites grow in early winter when planted indoors. Plant between five to eight bulbs together. They look more impressive in large groups than if they’re more sparsely planted. Pack paperwhite bulbs snugly into your selected pot.

Have you ever grown paperwhites or amaryllis bulbs in January? Do you have any tips for me this season? I’d love to hear!

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