Select a container with or without drainage holes. Plant bulbs (pointed end up) so that about a third of the bulb is showing. Bulbs may be spaced as close as 1/2 inch. For a traditional look, you may cover the surface with gravel or moss. Water well.
Shoots will start growing in a few days. Keep your paperwhites in as much bright, direct sun as possible to help ensure the foliage stays stocky and strong. Move to indirect light when flowers appear to prolong bloom.
Keep the soil somewhat moist, but never soggy. Allow the surface of the soil to become dry in between watering. If you are growing paperwhite bulbs in gravel and water, keep the water level just below the base of the bulb. This will prevent the bulb from rotting.
Paperwhite bulbs are difficult to rebloom. They should be enjoyed for the blooming season and then discarded.