Plant Care Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily

Also known as

Wood lily, Yellow avalanche lily, Dogtooth fawn lily and Maxa

Taxonomy

Erythronium grandiflorum
Erythronium
Liliaceae
Liliales

How to care for Glacier Lily

💦 Water

How often to water your Glacier Lily

Water needs for Glacier Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Glacier 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 Glacier Lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Glacier Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Glacier Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Glacier Lily may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Glacier Lily

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Glacier 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.

Glacier Lily Water Frequency →

Glacier Lily Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Glacier Lily may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Glacier Lily Light Requirements →

Glacier Lily Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🪴 Soil

Glacier 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!

Best Soil Mix for Glacier Lily →

When and How to Successfully Repot Glacier Lily →


💩 Fertilizer

Glacier Lily grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Glacier Lily →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Glacier Lily grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Glacier Lily →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Glacier Lily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Glacier Lily Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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