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Flax Lily
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Flax Lily

Latin Name:

DIANELLA

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

Iris-like in appearance, but with an inflorescence of many small star-shaped flowers.

Origin:

Australia, Tasmania

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

GI

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer. For older plants it is recommended that you increase their fertilizing to weekly during the spring and summer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to whitefly, scale, mealy bugs, and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division and seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while. After dividing plant, pot in the plant’s regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Keep cool for best results.

Is Genus:

Yes

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