How to Care for Lilies Indoors
How to Choose the Right Lily Flower Type for Your Home
The best way to choose the right lily flower is to narrow down your options is by first considering the following:
- Location of the home: Prairie lilies and Oriental lilies thrive in dry locations, while rainforest lilies prefer wetter environments.
- Height of the plant: Lilies with short stems need to be planted at least 18 inches from other plants while tall-stemmed varieties should be planted at least 36 inches apart.
- Color preference or style of your garden: Some varieties are more suited for a cottage garden style than others. When deciding on a color, consider how many colors you want in your landscape.
Potting a Lily Plant in the Right Container
Potting a lily plant in the right container is important if you want it to grow and bloom. When looking for pots, you should inspect the drainage holes to ensure that they are large enough for water to drain freely from the soil.
Before you pot your plant, make sure that the container does not have any cracks or chips because this will cause it to leak and may lead to root rot or the death of your plants. Once you have chosen an appropriate pot, you need to provide it with the best soil condition.
Lily plants are not too demanding when it comes to soil type. They will grow well in a variety of different soils, but they would prefer soil that is porous and rich in nutrients. A good option for the soil would be a mix of compost, peat moss, and topsoil.
Making Sure You Get Enough Light for Your Lily Plant
Make sure that your lily plant has a few hours of direct sun each day. Ideally, they should be in a south-facing window that receives full sun from dawn until dusk. So if you want your lilies to thrive, make sure you take care of their light requirements.
Add These Fertilizers and Supplements to Your Soil Mix
While fertilizers are not necessary for lily plants, they can help your plant grow faster and produce more blooms.
Some of the most common fertilizers for lily plants include manure, compost, and bone meal.
If you're looking to increase the strength of your fertilizer, look for products with a high NPK ratio. This is a good way to nourish your plants without using too much fertilizer.
Lily plant supplements will be able to help fix any nutrient deficiencies in your soil while also preventing pests and diseases from harming your plant.
How often to water lily plants?
Water your Lily weekly as a rule of thumb. Lilies like to be in wet soil, but they are also very sensitive to the soil's water content.
We should water our lily plant at least once a week, but never let the soil dry out. The best time to do this is every Monday morning before work or on Saturday evening after dinner.