- Taking care of potted lilies does not require a ‘green thumb’. In fact, it is a rather easy flower to nurse.
- Some extra care, attention and the right nursing will ensure that the lily will bloom for 2 to 4 weeks, in order for you to optimally enjoy this spectacular flower.
- Potted lilies can be placed both indoors and outdoors.
- Water them approx. 2 times a week and keep the soil slightly moist.
- Place the potted lily in a bright, sunny spot. However, avoid placing them in direct sunlight.
- Ideal temperatures for potted lilies to grow are between 15 and 20 °C.
- Remove the spent flowers to encourage longer blooms and emphasize new flowers.
Has your potted lily finished flowering? No worries, find a sunny spot in your garden and plant the lily here; it will reappear next year and you will be able to enjoy its captivating flowers once again.
Pollen, what can I do about it?
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.