Will Tulips Growing Indoors? They will if you force them…
Tulips first evolved in the mountain regions of Central to Western Asia near present-day Turkey and Kazakhstan. That area of the Earth naturally has cold winters, spring that supplies ample rain, followed by long, hot and dry summers. As a result, not surprisingly, those are exactly the conditions in which tulips thrive best.
But recreating those conditions can be difficult. Many places around the U.S. and Europe have similar conditions, but many others do not.
Even the climate of Holland, long associated with tulips, is more maritime than continental and certainly not mountain-like. Summers there can be hot, reaching 86F (30C), but more often the highs peak around 77F (25C).
On the other side winters range between 50F (10C) to 23F (-5C) on average. Good tulip weather, to be sure, but not the same as ancient Persia.
So the question still will be: Can tulips be grown indoors?
Thanks to human ingenuity, we don't have to rely solely on what nature provides. A greenhouse can control the climate the tulip experiences to a very large degree, and with minimal effort.
Greenhouses range in size from a box about the size of a doghouse to giant glass enclosures larger than many homes. A modest-sized greenhouse that is readily affordable by avid gardeners will be large enough to walk around in and hold dozens of pots.