Narcissus are lovely flowers that people like to grow both indoors and out. Commonly known as daffodils or paperwhites in some countries, these cheery flowers usually announce the arrival of spring. They are grown from bulbs and will multiply if left in the ground over winter.
If you love growing narcissus indoors on a bright windowsill, you might have come across the problem of the flower stems falling over. The main reason for this is that the roots have not become established enough to support the top growth of the plants.
When grown outdoors in the ground, daffodils develop large root systems that have enough strength to support the top growth of the plants. However, when you grow them indoors in a shallow container, the roots just don’t have enough space to develop the strength that they need to support the plant.
But, don’t worry. There are some things that you can do to keep your narcissus upright. Here are four ideas that you might want to try (the last one will definitely surprise you), plus some basic guidelines to consider when growing narcissus indoors.