Growing Wood Lilies: How To Care For Wood Lily Plants
Wood lily plant is one of the most popular houseplants. There are many types of woodlily plants.
They include white, pink, purple, yellow and black varieties. White wood lilies are those with white flowers which have been cultivated since ancient times. These plants grow well in a wide range of conditions from cool summers to warm winters and even humid tropical climates. Pink wood lilies are similar to white but they have pink flowers instead of white. Purple wood lilies are very common and are known for their vibrant purple colors. Yellow or black wood lily plants produce yellow flowers rather than red ones. Black wood lily plants produce black colored flowers. All these different kinds of woodlily species vary greatly in size, shape, color and flower type. Some of them have a single flower while others bloom multiple times.
The wood lily plant is native to temperate regions of North America including Canada, Europe and Asia. They were introduced into the United States during the early 1900’s when they were used as ornamental plants in gardens.
Today, there are several cultivars available for home cultivation such as ‘Dwarf’ and ‘White’.
There are many different types of wood lily plants. The choice of species is determined by the color of the flower and the climate in which they are grown.
Each type has a slightly different appearance and set of growing conditions. The plant takes about two to five years before it starts producing flowers. Most types of woodlily plants are deciduous, meaning that they shed their leaves every year before new ones start growing in the spring.
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