The potted lily is not only known for her extraordinary flowers and sweet fragrance. The pollen produced by the stampers are another characteristic of the lily, one which is often regarded as ‘annoying’. Pollen is known to leave unpleasant stains on clothing and other fabrics when in direct contact. However, this should not prevent you from taking a potted lily home as this ‘problem’ is easily solved.
Should pollen stain your clothes, then carefully shake out the piece of clothing. When the fabric has only been recently stained, the vacuum cleaner will easily remove the pollen from your clothing. Without a brush, carefully blot the stain with a rag, and do not rub.
Sometimes it leaves a stain. The best way to take care of a pollen stain is to allow mother nature to help. Leave the piece of clothing outside in the sun and the stain will vanish in no time.
Should you not want to take this risk at all, opt then for a non-pollen potted lily. Both Asiatic and Oriental varieties have a non-pollen option.
Both have also lovely double flowers, which resemble roses when in full bloom.