How do you keep lilies alive indoors?
II. Caring for Lilies Indoors
F. Pests and Diseases
III. Selecting the Right Variety of Lily
A. Asiatic Lilies
B. Oriental Lilies
C. Trumpet Lilies
D. Species Lilies
IV. Planting and Growing Conditions for Indoor Lilies
A. Light Requirements
B. Soil Requirements
C. Drainage Requirements
V. Additional Tips for Keeping Lilies Alive Indoors
A. Temperature Variability
B. Humidity Levels
C. Dormancy Periods
How to Keep Lilies Alive Indoors
Lilies are beautiful and fragrant flowers that can be grown indoors as well as out in the garden, but they require specific care to thrive indoors – from selecting the right variety of lily to providing the correct conditions for it to flourish.
Caring for Lilies Indoors
Temperature: When caring for lilies indoors, temperature is a key factor in their success – optimal temperatures range between 15 – 20 °C, any lower or higher than this can be detrimental to their health.
Watering: It is important to keep the substrate moist at all times when caring for lilies indoors, however it is important not to waterlog them as this can cause root rot.
Fertilising: During their growing phase, lilies should be fertilised every 2 – 3 weeks by adding low-nitrogen complete fertiliser to their irrigation water; when buds begin to form, once with flower fertiliser should be added.
Pruning: Indoor lily plants should be pruned regularly throughout the growing season, removing any dead or damaged leaves or stems (this will also help keep pests away).
Re-Potting: Indoor lily plants should be re-potted every 2 – 3 years into fresh soil and a slightly larger pot; this will help ensure they get all of the necessary nutrients they need.
Pests and Diseases: It is important to regularly check your indoor lily plants for signs of pests or diseases; if found, it is important to treat them quickly and correctly with an appropriate insecticide or fungicide.</p
Selecting the Right Variety of Lily
When selecting an indoor lily plant, it is important to choose one that suits your climate and lighting conditions; different varieties of lily have different requirements when it comes to light and temperature.</p
- Asiatic Lilies: these are hardy lilies that require little maintenance and can survive in low light conditions; they come in a variety of colours from white through pink to yellow.
- Oriental Lilies: these are more difficult to care for than Asiatic varieties but produce beautiful flowers; they require more light than Asiatics and come in shades of orange, pink, purple, red and white.
- Trumpet Lilies: these are tall plants with large trumpet-shaped flowers; they require plenty of light but can tolerate lower temperatures than other varieties.
- Species Lilies: these are smaller, hardier plants that can survive in cooler temperatures than other varieties; they typically have speckled or mottled petals and come in shades of yellow or orange.
Planting and Growing Conditions for Indoor Lilies
- Light Requirements:
- Soil Requirements:
- Drainage Requirements:
Indoor lily plants prefer bright indirect light but not direct sunlight – too much direct sunlight can cause them to wilt quickly. They need well-draining soil that is high in organic matter such as peat moss or composted bark.
The soil should also have good drainage – if necessary add sand or perlite to improve drainage. It is also important that the soil has a pH balance between 6 – 7.
Additional Tips for Keeping Lilies Alive Indoors
- Temperature Variability: It is important not only to provide optimal temperatures but also some variation throughout the day – too much consistency can cause the plant stress. Try moving it around during the day so it gets some direct sunlight as well as indirect sunlight.
- Humidity Levels: Indoor lily plants prefer humid environments so try misting them regularly with water throughout the day. Alternatively use a humidifier near your indoor lily plant.
- Dormancy Periods: During winter months when temperatures drop below 15 °C it is best practice to let your indoor lily plant go dormant – do not fertilise during this time as this will encourage new growth which may then die off due too cold temperatures. Once spring arrives you can begin fertilising again.
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