Using Alcohol to Stunt Paperwhite Bulbs - November 2022
Just a week later and this is what our set of Paperwhite bulbs look like in their glass jar: roots have gone wild and the tips of the stalks have all emerged and are starting to shoot upwards. This happened REALLY fast (at least in my view) and I've tried to follow the recommendations so far - including keeping them out of a bright room while the roots establish. Below is photo showing the current state of these Ziva Paperwhite bulbs:
I've used a similar alcohol treatment to Amaryllis bulbs in the past and it seemed to help keep the stalks from growing too tall and unsupportable. The recommendation is to apply this alcohol/water mixture to the Paperwhites AFTER they grow a few inches in height. I'll keep watering them with this solution until they bloom.