Plant Care Cape-Lily

Cape-Lily

Also known as

Chinkerinchee, Chincherinchee, Star-of-bethlehem and Wonder-flower

Taxonomy

Ornithogalum thyrsoides
Ornithogalum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Cape-Lily

💦 Water

How often to water your Cape-Lily

Water needs for Cape-Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape-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 Cape-Lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cape-Lily in your home

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

Cape-Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cape-Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cape-Lily

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cape-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.

Cape-Lily Water Frequency →

Cape-Lily Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cape-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 🏡.

Cape-Lily Light Requirements →

Cape-Lily Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Cape-Lily 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.

Cape-Lily Toxicity to Dogs →


🪴 Soil

Cape-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 Cape-Lily →


💩 Fertilizer

Cape-Lily 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Cape-Lily →


🧐 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 Cape-Lily

Cape-Lily

Cape-Lily


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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