These plants are rustic in the areas with a Mediterranean climate, therefore they can be grown outside. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.The Lily of the Incas should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light.
Cultivation Lily of the Incas
These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the summer assumes a pink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
Fertilize Lily of the Incas
In the spring let’s fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Water Lily of the Incas
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 1-2 weeks before watering it. These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Pests Lily of the Incas
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Mold Lily of the Incas
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Plant Lily of the Incas
If desired, we can grow the The Lily of the Incas in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.