Plant Care Lycoris Radiata

Lycoris Radiata

Also known as

Red Spider Lily, Red Spider Lily, Hell flower, Red magic lily, Equinox flower, Hurricane lily and Resurrection lily

Taxonomy

Lycoris radiata
Lycoris
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Lycoris Radiata

💦 Water

How often to water your Lycoris Radiata

Water needs for Lycoris Radiata
0.5 cups
every 9

Lycoris Radiata 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 Lycoris Radiata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Red Spider Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lycoris Radiata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lycoris Radiata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lycoris Radiata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lycoris Radiata

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lycoris Radiata 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 Red Spider Lily →

Common Red Spider Lily Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lycoris Radiata 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.

Red Spider Lily Water Frequency →

Red Spider Lily Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lycoris Radiata 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 🏡.

Red Spider Lily Light Requirements →

Red Spider Lily Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lycoris Radiata is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Lycoris Radiata 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 Red Spider Lily →

When and How to Successfully Repot Red Spider Lily →


💩 Fertilizer

Lycoris Radiata should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lycoris Radiata grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Red Spider Lily →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lycoris Radiata can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Red Spider Lily Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Lycoris Radiata can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Lycoris Radiata

Lycoris Radiata

Lycoris Radiata


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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