Plant Care Checker lily

Checker lily

About Checker lily

Checker lily 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.

Checker lily likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria
Liliaceae
Liliales

Also known as

Checker lily and Chocolate lily

How to care for Checker lily

Water

How often to water your Checker lily

Water needs for Checker lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Checker 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Checker lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Checker lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Checker lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Checker lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Checker lily

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

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Care Summary for Checker lily

Checker 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.

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