Plant Care Checkered Lily

Checkered Lily

About Checkered Lily

Checkered Lily is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

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

Checkered Lily belongs to the Fritillaria genus, and is native to Eastern Europe and East Russia.


Fritillaria meleagris

Also known as

Snake's head fritillary, Snake's head, Chess flower, Frog-cup, Guinea-hen flower, Guinea flower, Leper lily, Lazarus bell, Chequered lily, Chequered daffodil, Drooping tulip and Fritillary

How to care for Checkered Lily


How often to water your Checkered Lily

Water needs for Checkered Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Checkered 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 Checkered Lily

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 Checkered Lily in your home

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

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

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

Checkered Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Checkered Lily

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

Difficulty Level

Checkered Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Checkered Lily

Checkered Lily

Checkered 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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