Growing Daffodils in Pots – This is how they thrive best

Growing Daffodils in Pots – This is how they thrive best

Daffodils are a special kind of spring greeting. Especially in pots on the balcony or terrace, they provide valuable color accents with their flowers. But even if daffodils seem undemanding, they should be well cared for in pots. Otherwise, their existence is short-lived.

Autumn is the time to plant the bulb

The daffodil bulbs should ideally be planted in the pot with soil in September. They are planted 8 to 15 cm (3-6 inches) deep. Several onions can also fit in a pot, as long as it is big enough.

The minimum dimensions that should not be undercut are 25 cm in depth and 20 cm (7-8 inches) in width. Conventional potting soil is suitable as a substrate for daffodils. Above all, it is important that the soil is loose, permeable, and rich in nutrients.

suitable place in the apartment

People tend to grow daffodils outside on the balcony or terrace.  but they can also be endured in the apartment…

  • not too warm
  • not too dark
  • ideal: 10 to 15 °C (50-59 F) (especially during flowering)
  • for example in the hallway, bedroom, or in the kitchen

Water yes, but don’t overdo it!

Daffodils need a lot of water, especially when they are in bloom. Therefore, they should be watered often and regularly in the pot. But stagnant moisture must not arise. Lime-poor water should be used for watering.

Need for fertilizers

Potted daffodils are fertilized before (1 month before) and after flowering (towards the end of May). Complete fertilizers in the form of liquid fertilizer that is added to the irrigation water or in the form of sticks are ideal for fertilizing.

Repot the daffodils

When daffodils have rooted heavily in their pot, it’s high time to repot them. The new pot should be at least 4 cm larger (1 inch). At the same time, the old soil is replaced with new potting soil.

Repotting daffodils serves to keep the plant thriving. At the same time, the bulbs can be separated and used for propagation.


Attention: Pets beware. Daffodils are poisonous and cats and dogs are particularly at risk. Therefore, these plants should be placed out of the reach of these animals.

Avatar photo