Flower / Home Gardening – Growing Hyacinth in Singapore
About a week ago, when Tiong Bahru Market was so busy and crowded with Chinese New Year preparation, I bought two pots of Hyacinth (one purple and one pink) at SGD 11 each. As Chinese New Year is the biggest time for flower shops in Singapore, it has all kinds of different flowers which you usually cannot find in any other time during the year.
I love Hyacinth fragrance. Although hyacinth is always expensive and quite difficult to arrange, I’ve wanted to grow hyacinth at home. But I didn’t know where to get them and I could not find them any other time in Singapore.
How to care Hyacinth in Singapore
As soon as I saw hyacinth in the market, I bought two pots. Since I do not have any knowledge how to care/grow hyacinth in Singapore (which temperature / humidity / sunlight are so different from Korea), I asked advice from the flower shop auntie. She told me to spray once a day and keep them indoors, not too much sunlight. This is because if water and sunlight are fully given, hyacinth will grow really fast. She meant ‘really fast’.
I didn’t realize “really fast” until recently how fast my hyacinth grows and blooms. It fully bloomed within one day!
After one week of 6 bulbs of hyacinth, now they are fully bloomed although I just sprayed them a little everyday and kept them indoors.
It was a great joy to watch my hyacinths growing everyday and of course, the fragrance! Really enjoyed everyday and I hope they last long!!