Plant Care Diogenes' Lantern

Diogenes' Lantern

About Diogenes' Lantern

Diogenes' Lantern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Diogenes' Lantern likes soil that is well draining.


Calochortus amabilis

Also known as

Diogenes' lantern, yellow globe-tulip, golden globe-tulip, yellow globe lily, golden fairy lantern, golden lily-bell, Chinese lantern and short lily

How to care for Diogenes' Lantern


How often to water your Diogenes' Lantern

Water needs for Diogenes' Lantern
0.5 cups
every 9

Diogenes' Lantern 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Diogenes' Lantern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Diogenes' Lantern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Diogenes' Lantern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Diogenes' Lantern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Diogenes' Lantern in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Diogenes' Lantern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Diogenes' Lantern: 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 Diogenes' Lantern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Diogenes' Lantern

Diogenes' Lantern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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