Plant Care Cape-Lily


Also known as

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


Ornithogalum thyrsoides

How to care for Cape-Lily


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 located in Tampa, Florida.

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

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cape-Lily in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Cape-Lily in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Cape-Lily in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 4th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Cape-Lily in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight will decrease by 17% ☀️

December 4th, 2022

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 17% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!

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Light needs for plant Cape-Lily in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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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 🚫.

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

When to repot Cape-Lily

Nutrient needs for plant Cape-Lily in Tampa, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Tampa is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cape-Lily



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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