Lilies are some of the most beautiful and fragrant of all flowers. If you have a lily plant in your home, you need to know how to care for it properly so that it can thrive. Because lily plants love humidity, you should keep yours in a place where there is plenty of air around it. In addition, lily plants don’t like direct sunlight or heat at all, so if you have one inside, try not to put it near windows or any other heat source.
Lilies also require water on a regular basis and cannot go without it for long periods of time. With the right care instructions, your lily plant should thrive for years to come. Here are some great tips on how to take care of a beautiful Lily plant.
Keep your lily plant free of bugs.
Bugs are the biggest threat to lily plants, so you have to be careful and watch out for any cocoons that have appeared on your plant. They will eventually hatch into moths, which will lay eggs in your plant and kill it. Another thing you need to worry about is aphids, which often destroy lily plants. The best way to get rid of these bugs is by spraying them with a mixture of 1 part water and 3 parts cooking oil or by getting a bug spray specifically designed for lily plants.
Water your lily frequently, but don’t let the soil dry out.
Lilies need to have their soil damp, not soaked. If you water them too often, their roots will rot. Give your lily a good soak in the bathtub or use a watering can to keep the soil moist, but not overly soaked.
Fertilize your plant regularly.
Lilies love to be fertilized and will actually grow better if they are fertilized on a regular basis throughout the year. Use a plant food that has 15-15-15 or 20-20-20 as one of its ingredients and mix it with water at half strength. Water your lily with it once every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
Keep your lily out of direct sunlight.
Lilies have evolved to grow in cool temperatures and you should keep yours indoors, out of direct sunlight. In addition, if you have a lily plant outside in the summer, make sure there is a screen or a tarp around it so that the sun doesn’t burn the surface of your plant.
Repot your lily if necessary.
If you notice that your plant has climbed up the pot it is in and begins to feel dry, then it is time to report them into larger pots. You should report them in the spring or early summer. You need to make sure that the soil is well-drained and not packed down, so it’s best to hire a professional when you do this.
Give your lily some protection if you have pests.
You will have to protect your lily with an organic insecticide or a natural organic spray designed for plants like these because if you use chemicals, they could kill it.
If you follow these tips, you should have beautiful lily plants in your home for years to come. Lily plants are easy to care for and will give you much enjoyment.