Tuberose - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Robert Terrill
Thousand Oaks, Ca
Question by feathersbob
November 9, 2010
My tuberose have finished blooming. How do I care for them until next years planting time?

Thank you


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Answer from NGA
November 9, 2010

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After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off just yet. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year's flower show. Water as usual and wait for the foliage to yellow and die back on its own. When they do, cut them away and lift the tubers. Let them air dry for several days then store in a cool location in a paper bag or in a box filled with peat moss. Your tuberose will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle. When you see new sprouts developing, begin watering again and replant. Enjoy your tuberous begonias.

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