Plants

Lilium

When to water the lily plant

Lilium is a perennial plant belonging to the liliaceae family that blooms during the summer. It is a common shrub native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Its flowers are very elegant and fragrant and, depending on the variety of plant, come in various colors. They can be found in shades of white, yellow, pink, red and orange, in solid colors or with shades of different colors on the edges. During the vegetative period it is necessary to irrigate this shrub frequently, even three times a week, always paying attention to first check the conditions of the soil, which must be watered only when it is dry to the touch, avoiding excessively drying up the earth;

How to take care of the lily


Lilium is an easy-to-grow shrub, just be careful to place the plant in partial shade, as direct sun can damage its flowers causing them to sag. To cultivate the lilium it is necessary to have a fairly deep pot, about forty centimeters, to allow the roots to plant well deep into the soil. Before planting the plant, place a layer of medium-sized pebbles on the base of the pot to promote good drainage and use a soil mixed with sand to make it soft and light. In this way it will be easier to slide off the excess water that the lily does not need. Planting the bulbs very close together will allow for an aesthetically perfect flowering.

How and when to fertilize the lily


The lilium plant must be fertilized throughout the vegetative period that begins in spring and ends with the beginning of autumn. When choosing the fertilizer to use, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, rich in potassium, is recommended. Depending on the type of fertilizer chosen, liquid or granular, the frequency of fertilizations varies. The liquid fertilizer must be added to the irrigation water, from the beginning of April to the end of September, every fifteen to twenty days, while the granular fertilizer must be added to the soil every three to four months. Although liquid fertilizer is faster and easier to administer,

Lilium: Diseases and Cures


Lilium, like all flowering plants, is subject to attacks by fungi, gray mold, mites, parasites and the annoying red spider. When the shrub is attacked by gray fungi or molds, it is advisable to cut off all the affected parts of the plant, making sure that all the diseased areas have been eliminated, and then treat it with specific antifungal products. To prevent the onset of gray mold, it is possible to use special products as a precaution. In case of attacks by parasites or spider mites, it is necessary to spray abundant water on the flowers of the shrub and then treat the plant with pesticide sprays. In the event that the flowers tend to yellow and wither, the vase must be placed in a tub full of water for a couple of days.

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