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Lily

English Name

Lilium

Scientific Name

Description

Lilium is the most spectacular flowering bulb, with large scented flowers in a wide variety of colours. Many Lilium species grow well in pots as houseplants or in the garden.

Liliaceae

Family

50°F - 64°F

Temperature (°F)

1'6" - 2'

Height (feet/inches)

Flower

Type

Summer

Season

Yes

Fragrance

Watering

Compost must be moist at all times during growing season. Copious water needed while in bloom, daily if necessary.

Feeding

Feed with houseplant liquid fertilizer as flowers are dying to build up bulbs for next season.

Propagation

Propagate by division of mature clumps in Autumn. They can be grown from bulbs planted in Winter and can also be raised from seeds in Autumn.

Cultivation

Most gardeners plant bulbs outdoors in the garden where it will flower every Summer. You might get another Lilium flowering, if you leave the houseplant in pot and move it outdoors, protect it from frost and bring it indoors in late Autumn. Force it to flower in high light and warmth.

Tips

Remove dead flowerheads to encourage stronger blooms.

Care

Liliums need full light at all times, but shade flowers from hot sun.

Humidity

If weather is very hot, spray around flowers in evening.

Soil

Loam-based #2 or soil-less.



Did you know?

Most plant cells look like little boxes full of green disks. The disks are called chloroplasts. Other organelles inside a plant cell include a nucleus (where the DNA is kept), a large central vacuole (where water and other materials are stored) and a complex internal skeleton or cytoskeleton made of various proteins.