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

Taxonomy

Convallaria majalis
Convallaria
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for May Bells

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Lily-of-the-Valley →

Common Lily-of-the-Valley Problems →


💦 Water Needs

May Bells 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.

Lily-of-the-Valley Water Frequency →

Lily-of-the-Valley Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

May Bells may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Lily-of-the-Valley Light Requirements →

Lily-of-the-Valley Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

May Bells 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

May Bells 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Lily-of-the-Valley →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
May Bells can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Lily-of-the-Valley 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 May Bells

May Bells

May Bells


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

@weaksoulja avatar
@@weaksoulja
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 75 XP
03/27/2021

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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