About Prairie Lily
Prairie Lily is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Prairie Lily likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Prairie Lily belongs to the Zephyranthes genus, and is native to the Gulf Coast and Mexico.
How to care for Prairie Lily
How often to water your Prairie Lily
Prairie Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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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 Prairie Lily in your home
Prairie Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Prairie Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Prairie Lily in your home 🏡.
How to fertilize Prairie Lily
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 Prairie Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Prairie Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Prairie 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 🏡.
Prairie Lily is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Prairie 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!
Prairie Lily grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Prairie Lily grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Prairie Lily can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Prairie Lily can be propagated by division into new individual plants.
- Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
- If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
- Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
- Repot the parent plant back into its original pot
Care Summary for Prairie Lily
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.