Plant Care Mexican Lily

Mexican Lily

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Mexican Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Mexican Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Striped-Tubed Amaryllis


Hippeastrum reginae

How to care for Mexican Lily


How often to water your Mexican Lily

Water needs for Mexican Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican 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 Mexican Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Striped-Tubed Amaryllis in your home

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

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

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

Mexican Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mexican Lily

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

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Care Summary for Mexican Lily

Mexican Lily

Mexican 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.

What other plant parents say

Mexican Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Mexican Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Mexican Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Mexican Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Mexican Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
@Studiomitchi avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 226 XP
globe Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The perfect plant for joy in the winter.

Fast grower Fast grower
@tessasplants avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP

These flowers are beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Kasiebb avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,097 XP
globe Beaverton, OR

This plant is usually sold as a Christmas plant so I don’t know if others keep it as all year round as a houseplant. The leaves grow insanely fast and so tall that I have to cut them and next thing I know there’s a new leaf sprouting. I have never been able to get this to bloom after the initial bloom when I bought it. It is a bulb plant so I might not be doing something right because I’ve never done a bulb plant as a houseplant before

@lillieleeds avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 834 XP

Lovely once bloomed, and beautiful leaves in the meantime

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