by johnah on November 15, 2020
Lilac Pilly (Lilium longiflorum) is one of the most popular houseplants because it’s easy to care for and looks pretty. Lilacs are native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. They’re not invasive like some other house plants such as roses or sunflowers. Lilacs do require regular watering but they don’t need much attention at all! You can even plant them outside if you want to keep them out of direct sunlight!
The flowers are white with pink centers. They have a very fragrant odor.
The leaves are slender and greenish-yellow, and they curl over each other when the plant grows tall. Lilacs prefer full sun to partial shade, so make sure your home gets plenty of it! Lilac plants love moist soil and will thrive in almost any climate. They’re drought tolerant too, which makes them perfect for places where water isn’t always readily available.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to lilacs after they die, well, they decompose into a sticky substance called mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetative part of plants that produces new roots and shoots.
If left alone, mycelium will eventually turn into a brown powdery mass known as trichoderma. Trichoderma is a harmful fungus that reduces plant growth and makes them weaker.
In order to prevent this from happening, you can repot your lilies every spring. When you do this, always add fresh soil.
Don’t add trichoderma to your garden! It’s easy enough to get rid of, just spread some mulch over the infected area. You can get fresh soil and mulch at your local nursery.
Sources & references used in this article:
… and potential ecological associations of Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum Gaertn) a native vulnerable Australian tree growing in Bogotá, Colombia by F Ramírez, J Kallarackal – Arboricultural Journal, 2019 – Taylor & Francis
… feeding of Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni and cucumber fly Zeugodacus cucumis (Diptera: Tephritidae) on non‐host vegetation: effect of plant species and bait … by LJ Senior, CL Wright, B Missenden… – Austral …, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants by DJ Mabberley – 1997 – books.google.com