Plant Care Martagon Lily

Martagon Lily

About Martagon Lily

Martagon Lily is a relatively rare 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.

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

Martagon Lily belongs to the Lilium genus, and is native to Asia and Europe.


Lilium martagon

Also known as

Turk's-cap, Turk's-cap lily and martagon

How to care for Martagon Lily

💦 Water

How often to water your Martagon Lily

Water needs for Martagon Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Martagon 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 Martagon Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Martagon Lily in your home

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

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

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

Martagon Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Martagon Lily

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Martagon 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!

Benefits of Growing Martagon Lily →

Common Martagon Lily Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Martagon 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.

Martagon Lily Water Frequency →

Martagon Lily Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Martagon 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 🏡.

Martagon Lily Light Requirements →

Martagon 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.

💨 Humidity

Martagon 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

Martagon 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 Martagon Lily →

When and How to Successfully Repot Martagon Lily →

💩 Fertilizer

Martagon 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 Martagon Lily →

🌎 Native Region

Martagon Lily is native to the Northern Hemisphere.

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Martagon Lily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Martagon 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 Martagon Lily

Martagon Lily

Martagon 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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