The Lily of the Incas develops bulbs or tubers. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. Lily of the Incas isn't an evergreen; during the summer it assumes a red colouring; the adult species are large in size and reach 1 m in height.
Temperatures Lily of the Incas
For a balanced development of the The Lily of the Incas it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. During the spring the The Lily of the Incas can't stand the cold weather; should the climate be particularly harsh, with minimum night-time temperatures some degrees below zero, let's cover our plant with non-woven fabric.Usually during the coldest periods of the year the aerial part of these plants dries; it will begin to develop again the spring after.
Irrigation Lily of the Incas
Let’s water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 2-3 glasses of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 1-2 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. Generally during the period of vegetatational rest it isn't necessary to water our perennial plants, which in many cases lose their aerial part.
Adversity Lily of the Incas
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Substrate Lily of the Incas
Grow these perennial plants in a very well drained substratum.
Cultivate - Lily of the Incas
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.