Plant Care Tiger Daylily

Tiger Daylily

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Tiger Daylily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Tiger Daylily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Orange Daylily, Orange Daylily, Orange day-lily, Tawny daylily, Tiger daylily, Fulvous daylily, Ditch lily, Railroad daylily, Roadside daylily, Outhouse lily and Wash-house lily


Hemerocallis fulva

How to care for Tiger Daylily


How often to water your Tiger Daylily

Water needs for Tiger Daylily
0.5 cups
every 9

Tiger Daylily 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 Tiger Daylily

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

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Finding light for Orange Daylily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tiger Daylily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tiger Daylily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tiger Daylily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Tiger Daylily

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Tiger Daylily

Tiger Daylily

Tiger Daylily

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

Tiger Daylily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Tiger Daylily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Amberblueeyes avatar
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 4,829 XP
globe Grand Haven, MI

I planted a weird root/tuber in a pot and this grew. Very easy to care for.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Hayley avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Manitowaning, Ontario

Great for cold weather

Survivor Survivor

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