Certainly, one that warms the heart of anyone who beholds it. This lily is an amazing kind of lily flower with an extraordinary ornamental value. Also known as Lily Liliaceae, the lily is a perennial herbaceous plant. It is evenly distributed in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere of North America, eastern Asia, and Europe, with over a hundred cultivars around the world.
Heart lily’s abundant population and variety do suggest China as an origin. In recent years, however, there seems to have been several new varieties of artificial hybridization, such as the Musk lily, Sunflower lily, Perfume lily, and many others.
Growing a Lily from Seeds
Prepare some soilless seedling mix (sharp sand is the easiest for this purpose). There are, however, different growing medium like sawdust, pumice, sphagnum moss and the likes
Transfer this mix into the container that you intend to use for the cultivation, add some water to moisten it up, then plant the seeds and sprinkle mix on the top.
Cover with plastic cover and keep at 680F (200C)
Sprouting Time is around 5-7 days with an average germination temperature of 18-250C (590 to 65 0F). A soil PH of 7 (neutral) will work magic.
Although Blue Heart Lily thrives in many climatic environments, it, however, does exceptionally well in sub-tropical climates, requiring medium watering. It is best planted in summer seasons
Trimming and Pruning
Primary and secondary care can be described as stress-free. You may particularly want to give due attention to the removal of old flowers, to keep the plant healthy and reduce the formation of poor quality or unhealthy seeds.
Like many flowers, the stem should only be cut off at the base of the plant, where it emerges from the foliage. Care should be taken to ensure that trimming does not go below the flower stem, and only sharp shears should be used
Always remember to prune out any wilted or discolored leaves after ridding the plant of the spent flower stem. Cutting should be made where the flowers emerge from the main plant.
Also, be sure to properly dispose off composting or spent flower stems and foliage. Doing otherwise could attract unwanted insect pests and may cause a disease to the healthy plant.
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