When you walked into stores weeks before Easter did you wonder what is that amazing smell? That’s the fragrant scent of the traditional Easter Lily. I love that distinctive sweet smell. I couldn’t resist purchasing one to have that smell permeate my home. I don’t usually buy these flowers but the scent was too pleasant not to have in my home.
I was able to enjoy this perky flower a few weeks but now it is fading quickly as you can see by the picture above. I usually have a green thumb and can revive most plants, I can keep poinsettias almost until February, but this Lily is a stumper for me.
I did some research and discovered a few things. First off I needed to take the purple foil off as soon as I brought it home. The foil kept the plant drowning in the pool of foil, when I watered which I never really gave a thought to.
The second mistake was sun. I have an ample amount of sun pouring into my house especially in the morning, and that’s where I had the Easter Lily. Apparently, you are supposed to keep a Lily in afternoon shade. Mine was getting all day sun. Not good.
The third thing to do is to fertilize your Lily. I forget to do that. Easter lilies can be grown indoors indefinitely. They may not bloom a second time if they spend their time indoors. The better way to keep your Lily is to take it outside and plant the bulb roughly about 6 inches into the ground.
So learn by this rookie what NOT to do if you want to keep your Easter Lily around.
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