Simple Way To Plant Madonna Lilies at Home
In this post, we will all about Madonna Lilies
- About Madonna lilies
- How to plant at home
- Top 4 caring tips
- Flowering season
About Madonna Lilies: Madonna lilies are one of the best lilies in the family of Liliaceae family. The Liliaceae family has many types of lilies verities. Madonna lilies have bloomed lots of flowers at a time, and the flower gives a fragrant smell. Flowers are widely used in weddings, home decorations, and other parties, and flowers are white in colour and look beautiful and attractive.
Flowers attract bees and butterflies, and other birds. Madonna lilies have a scientific name called Lilium candidum, and it comes with the Liliaceae family. Over time, madonna lilies grow up to 3 to 5 feet tall and spread up to 3 feet wide.
How To Plant at Home: One of the best methods to plant Madonna lilies at home is by using its bulbs. Bulbs are brown to red in colour with the size of 2 inches, and bulbs are round in shape or similar to onion-shaped. Always buy large and fresh bulbs. Bulbs are easily available in local plant nurseries and online shops.
Planting Seeds and Prepare a Soil Potting: To make a good quality soil potting, take well-drained garden soil (60%), coco peat (25%), and sand (15%). Mix it well and take a large flower pot (at least 12-inches).
- Fill the soil mixture into the flowerpot.
- Take out the bulbs.
- Dig the holes (3 to 4 inches deep) and put the bulbs into those holes.
- Cover the bulbs with the same soil mixture.
- Give water properly and place the bulbs in the full sunlight.
Within 5 to 7 days, sprouting starts from the bulbs, and stems and leaves appear from the bulbs. If the bulbs (with leaves) are growing up to 5 to 6 inches, then it’s time to transplant them into another flowerpot. Before germination of new stems or leaves, don’t give water.
Remember: USDA hardiness zone should be 6-10, and the soil mixture should be slightly acidic to neutral. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available or not. If there are no holes at the surface, then make 5 to 9 holes (Drainage holes are necessary). Cover the holes with a grenade or stones. Use a ceramic flowerpot. The distance between the seeds should be 4 to 5 inches. In a single flower pot, plant only two bulbs.
Top 4 Caring Tips :
Watering: Watering is important for lily’s growth and before watering, always maintain the moisture in the soil potting (summer season). During the winter season, give water twice a week.
Temperature: Place the lilies in a semi-shaded location or always give morning sunlight. Save the lilies from heavy temperatures (above 20°C) and heavy rain. Leaves are burned due to high temperatures, and the lilies wilted.
Top Fertilizer: Before the growing season, always give the best fertilizer to the plants, and NPK 19-19-19 is the best fertilizer for the Madonna lilies. NPK has lots of nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
Pruning & Cutting: Always prune the lilies before the flowering or growing season (spring season). Cut the unwanted branches, dry leaves, head of stem, and baby plants near the root system.
Gallery of Madonna Lilies
Flowering Season: After plantation, within 3 to 4 months, the flowering starts in the lilies, and the flowers are soft with white. Each flower has 5 to 6 petals with 6 to 7 stigmas. Stigmas are thin with yellow tips 10 to 12 mm long. Over time, flowers grow up to 1 to 2 inches with spread up to 2 to 3 inches.
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