Plant Care Agapanthus Praecox

Agapanthus Praecox

Reviewed by: None | Last Updated: 09/08/2022

Also known as

Blue Lily, Blue Lily, Common agapanthus, Blue lily, African lily and Lily of the nile

Taxonomy

Agapanthus praecox
Agapanthus
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Agapanthus Praecox

Water

How often to water your Agapanthus Praecox

Water needs for Agapanthus Praecox
0.5 cups
every 9

Agapanthus Praecox needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Agapanthus Praecox

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Agapanthus Praecox: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Agapanthus Praecox love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Agapanthus Praecox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Agapanthus Praecox in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Agapanthus Praecox

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Agapanthus Praecox: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Agapanthus Praecox after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Agapanthus Praecox

Agapanthus Praecox

Agapanthus Praecox


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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