Plant Care May Bells

May Bells

4.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Also known as

Lily-of-the-Valley, Lily-of-the-Valley, Lily of the valley, May bells, Our lady's tears, Mary's tears, Muguet, Glovewort and Apollinaris


Convallaria majalis

How to care for May Bells


How often to water your May Bells

Water needs for May Bells
0.5 cups
every 9

May Bells 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 May Bells

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lily-of-the-Valley in your home

Light needs and placement for plant May Bells: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

May Bells may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize May Bells

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for May Bells

May Bells

May Bells

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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It needs mild to moderate care. It needs sunlight, as well as water. It can’t live without water for a long period of time. It starts withering immediately.

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