Plant Care Canna Lily

Canna Lily

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Canna Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Canna Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Canna Lily

Canna Lily is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and easy to propagate with a whopping 1251 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Canna Lily likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Canna Lily belongs to the Canna genus, and is native to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Taxonomy

Canna indica
Canna
Cannaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Indian Shot, African arrowroot, Edible canna, Purple arrowroot, Sierra leone arrowroot, Achira, Cana-da-índia, Canna Lilly Red Velvet and Canna 'Musifolia'

How to care for Canna Lily

💦 Water

How often to water your Canna Lily

Water needs for Canna Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Canna 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.

Calculate water needs of Canna Lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Canna Lily in your home

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

Canna Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Canna Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Canna Lily

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Canna Lily is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Canna Lily prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Canna Lily requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Canna Lily doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Canna Lily does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Canna Lily is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Canna Lily is native to Southern United States to South America.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Canna Lily is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Canna Lily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Canna Lily can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Canna Lily

Canna Lily

Canna Lily


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.

What other plant parents say

Canna Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Canna Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Canna Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Canna Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Canna Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Canna Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@kynleet_230 avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 196 XP
globe Angleton, TX
08/11/2021

i love gaga but she’s outside so i have to constantly water her in my type of heat

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Gage avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Dundee, OR
05/26/2021

It gets really big

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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