Tulip – FAQs
1. Should I place my pot of planted Tulip bulbs in the fridge for a few months to let it experience winter?
No. The Tulip bulbs that we sell are ready for planting, meaning they have gone through dormancy period in winter.
2. If I’m not planting the bulbs yet, should I store them in the fridge?
Only if you know the weather is too hot, which will cause the bulbs to dry out to pieces. However, don’t make it a habit to keep checking whether the bulbs are still okay in the fridge, because if you keep taking the bulb in and out, the moisture that occurs will attract mold and might slowly rot the good bulbs you have in there. Make sure not to store other fruits and vegetables in the fridge, especially apples, as they release ethylene gas to ripen fruits, but bad for Tulip bulbs. Provide a personal compartment, like a plastic container for the bulbs.
Otherwise, store Tulips in a paper bag, in a cool and dark drawer of your house, but don’t wait too long to plant them.
3. Can I make the Tulip bulbs multiply?
Unfortunately, Tulips don’t like Malaysian climate, not even our climate in Europe (honest!). This is why Tulips are often considered as annuals. Tulips are native to central Asia where their resting period is in the bone dry Summer and then the bulbs will split into bulblets during the rainy season of Autumn. However, there is still a possibility to replicate such climate, and who knows, you might end up with baby Tulips soon!
4. Will Tulip flower come out more than once?
No, unless it’s a multiflowering type.
5. What do I do with the bulbs after the flowers are spent?
They become useless. Just discard them in your compost bin.