Plant Care Elegant Mariposa Lily

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Also known as

Calochortus elegans major, Calochortus elegans minor, Calochortus elegans oreophilus and Cyclobothra elegans


Calochortus elegans

How to care for Elegant Mariposa Lily


How often to water your Elegant Mariposa Lily

Water needs for Elegant Mariposa Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Elegant Mariposa Lily 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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Finding light for Elegant Mariposa Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elegant Mariposa Lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elegant Mariposa Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Elegant Mariposa Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Elegant Mariposa Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elegant Mariposa Lily: 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 Elegant Mariposa Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Elegant Mariposa Lily

Elegant Mariposa Lily

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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