Plant Care Yellow Daylily

Yellow Daylily

About Yellow Daylily

Yellow Daylily is a relatively 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.

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

Yellow Daylily belongs to the Hemerocallis genus, and is native to Europe and Asia.


Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Also known as

Yellow Day-lily, lemon day-lily and lemon daylily

How to care for Yellow Daylily


How often to water your Yellow Daylily

Water needs for Yellow Daylily
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow Daylily 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 Yellow Daylily

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 Yellow Daylily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yellow Daylily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yellow Daylily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow Daylily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Yellow Daylily

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Yellow Daylily

Yellow Daylily

Yellow Daylily

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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