Primrose plants can be grown indoors

Primrose plants can be grown indoors Primrose plants can be grown indoors
Primrose plants can be grown indoors: The primrose houseplant, also known as primula can be purchased in your local nursery in early spring.  You will need to take care when planting primrose plants indoors, as normally they are not meant to be house plants.

Primroses, when grown indoors will fall into the same category as would orchids and poinsettias.
They are sold with the intention of providing a few weeks of bright flowers and then discarded after the blooms have faded.  Growing primroses indoors beyond their bloom span is possible. But it is not always easy.

Because of this, many people choose to simply plant their primrose houseplant out into the garden after the flowers are gone.  When growing primrose plants indoors, always remember that they will need bright direct or indirect light.

Bear in mind though, that primroses indoors are very susceptible to root rot, so it is important to keep them moist but not too moist.

For proper primrose indoor care, water as soon as the top of the soil feels dry, but do not allow the soil to dry out as they will wilt and die quickly in dry soil.  Primrose plants, when grown indoors, also need high humidity.
You can raise the humidity around the primrose plant by placing it on a pebble tray.

It is important to your success of growing primroses indoors that these plants be kept in temperatures below 80 F. They grow best in temperatures between 50 and 65 F.(10-18 C.).

Fertilize your indoor house plants about once a month.  Except for when they are in bloom.
They should not be fertilized at all when in bloom.

Bear in mind that getting a primrose growing indoors to bloom again is difficult.
You can move the primrose plants outdoors during the summer months and bring them back inside for the winter.

Tips on pebble trays:
Pebble trays: Place pebbles an inch or so deep in a plate or tray filled with water.
The idea is to have the tray wider than the plant.
The pebbles keep the plant up out of the water. As the water in the pebbles evaporates, it creates humidity for the plants.

Re potting and potting soil:
Re pot primrose plants in spring or fall every year or two. They do not grow well when they become pot-bound.

Potting soil normally dries out more quickly than usual.  Therefore the roots will be seen at the drain
hole in the bottom of the container.  These are indications the primrose has become pot-bound.

The new container should be only one size larger and should have drainage holes.
Larger primrose plants that have outgrown the width of their container can be divided into multiple plants.

Primrose plants prefer potting soil that consists of 4 parts soil, 1 part peat and 1 part perlite.
You could also use course builders sand.
The plant crown where the roots meet the base of the plant should be just above the soil.

 Primrose plants can be grown indoors

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