How to Force and Stunt Your Paperwhites Pot your paperwhites in stones and water as you normally would. Once the roots begin growing and the green shoot on the top reaches about 1 to 2 inches, pour off the existing water. Replace the water with a solution of 4 to 6 percent alcohol as described below. Click to see full answer. Simply so, how do you support paperwhites?Paperwhites grown indoors tend to produce large flowers that are too heavy for the stems. For support, loosely tie the stems together with twine. In a garden bed, the delicate clusters of flowers give these members of the Narcissus clan a finer look than their coarser cousin, the yellow daffodil. can Paperwhite bulbs be reused? When paperwhite bulbs are forced, they cannot be reused or regrown; however, when planted in soil and allowed to grow and bloom on their timing, you can reuse or regrow paperwhites every year. Plan on planting your paperwhites outdoors in October or November in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 11. Simply so, what do you do with paperwhite bulbs after they bloom? Keep Them in Pots About six weeks after the paperwhite blooms, turn the pot on its side and store it somewhere where it will not freeze, such as a garage or basement. In the fall, turn the pot upright, place it in the sun, water the bulb thoroughly and continue watering until the paperwhite blooms again in the spring.How do you grow paperwhite bulbs in water?Fill a 3-4 inch deep bowl or other shallow container without drainage holes with crushed rock, pebbles, or other decorative stones. Pack your paperwhite bulbs into the container and push them down into the stones so the tips stay upright. Add water until it just covers the bottom of the bulbs.