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Lily of the Nile Agapanthus
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Lily of the Nile Agapanthus

Plant Type:

Bulb

Description:

Clump forming, evergreen or losing their leaves, which are long and narrow and all come from the base of the plant.Flowers are on a leafless stem, all coming from one point at the top of the stem.

Flowering:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/West

Planting Depth:

Plant the ‘bulb’ so it is covered by more than twice the height of the bulb.

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 and 2 parts peat or humus (leaf mold). 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. Reduce watering during winter.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Propagation:

Seeds/ division of roots 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 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.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Plant in a large container and leave it undisturbed. Remove dead leaves and flower stalks after blooming. If possible put outside in full sun for the summer.

Toxicity:

Parts of this plant can be toxic to pets.

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