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

Taxonomy

Hemerocallis fulva
Hemerocallis
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Tiger Daylily

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Orange Daylily →

Common Orange Daylily Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tiger Daylily 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.

Orange Daylily Water Frequency →

Orange Daylily Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tiger Daylily 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 🏡.

Orange Daylily Light Requirements →

Orange Daylily Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Tiger Daylily 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 Orange Daylily →

When and How to Successfully Repot Orange Daylily →


💩 Fertilizer

Tiger Daylily 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!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tiger Daylily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Orange Daylily 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 Tiger Daylily

Tiger Daylily

Tiger Daylily


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.

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
@@Amberblueeyes
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 5,331 XP
globe Grand Haven, MI
08/11/2021

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
@Hayley
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Manitowaning, Ontario
06/02/2021

Great for cold weather

Survivor Survivor

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