How To Care For An Oriental Lily Plant?
The most common question from our readership is: “I want to grow oriental lilies but I don’t know where to start.” When it comes to growing ornamental plants, there are many things that one needs to consider before they begin their project. One thing that may come in handy if one wants to grow ornamental plants is knowing what kind of soil and fertilizers one will need. Soil is the foundation upon which all other aspects of ornamental plant growth depend upon. If one doesn’t have good quality soil, then it would be difficult or impossible to grow any type of ornamental plants.
Another consideration that may come in handy is knowing what kind of lighting bulb one will need for these ornamental plants. Lighting bulbs are used to provide light for decorative plants such as oriental lilies.
Some bulbs are fluorescent, some are incandescent, and others are halogen. There are several different kinds of bulbs available for ornamental plants. These include:
Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL) – Fluorescent lights work by emitting a certain amount of heat that causes molecules to emit light. They produce less heat than incandescent lamps, but they still require electricity to operate them.
Incandescent Bulbs (CFL) – Incandescent lights work by heating a filament inside the light bulb until it glows. They produce a lot of heat and require a lot of electricity to operate, but they provide a great deal of light with little energy.
Halogen Bulbs – Halogen lights also work by heating a filament until it glows. The difference is, halogen lights contain a pressurized gas that causes the filament to glow red hot when electricity runs through it.
Halogen lights provide more light with less energy and last about three to five times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Oriental lily is also known by the name Lilium Oriental. The plant is also recognized as common Turk’s Cap lily.
The plant has a cluster of yellow flowers and green leaves. The flowers have a fragrance, which some people find unpleasant. The plant is a bulb that can be used for ornamental purposes as well as in food. The bulb of the plant is used in several cuisines such as Siamese soup and salade de blettes.
In order to grow this plant successfully, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. One thing you need to know is that when the plant reaches maturity it grows up to approximately 6 inches.
The flower has three petals and three sepals. Another thing you should know is that the flower has a diameter of up to 6 inches. The leaves have a width of up to 2 feet and grow up to 3 feet in height.
When growing this plant, it’s important that you water it during the summer months at least once a week. You need to make sure that the soil is well drained and moist most of the time.
If the soil is not well drained, then the lily may suffer from various afflictions such as root rot.
When growing this plant, you need to make sure that you plant it in fertile soil that has been prepared with organic matter. The soil should be loose and easy to work with.
The plant also needs a lot of sunlight in order to grow properly. If you live in an area that has hot weather, then you may need to water the plant every day.
Lilies are popular for wedding arrangements and various decorations during the springtime. It’s important that when choosing a lily, you look for one with the following characteristics:
Brightness – You want the flower to be bright colored rather than dull looking.
Uniform petals – The petals should be roughly the same size and shape.
Healthy leaves – The leaves should be green and free of any blemishes.
Size and weight – You want to pick a lily that has a sturdy stem and isn’t very top heavy with its petals.
Bulb size – Look for lilies that have larger bulbs since this means that they were able to get the proper nutrients from the soil.
When choosing a lily, it’s important that you pick one that has all of the above characteristics. If you are picking one from a garden or field, you’ll want to make sure that you pick it during the morning when it is cool out.
This will ensure that the flower is as fresh as possible. Once you get the flower home, you’ll need to trim off the bottom inch or so of the stem. You’ll also want to remove the leaves that are located below the water line of the bulb. This will ensure that the flower has enough energy to produce a nice bloom.
Once you plant your bulb, you should keep it watered consistently but not excessively. You should also keep it well lit and in a location with uniform temperatures.
Bulbs can be stored for up to three years as long as they are kept in a cool, dark location.
In the wild, lily of the valley grows in underbrushy, shaded areas. This is an advantage for the plant since it helps to conceal it from potential threats and helps to prevent the bulbs from being eaten.
Lily of the valley has been used medicinally since ancient times. The ancient Greeks used it to treat swelling and wounds.
The ancient Romans also used it as a treatment for various medical problems.
In the middle ages, the plant was used to settle stomach problems and other digestive issues. At the time, many considered it to have magical powers that could protect people from witches and solve various other problems.
In the 1800s, lily of the valley was used to flavor drinks such as wines and beers. It is still used for this purpose in some parts of the world.
The plant is also usable as a flavoring for various food products such as syrups and jellies. In fact, it’s often used to give other fruits and vegetables a “fresh” flavor.
In addition to all of this, the plant has also been used as a treatment for tuberculosis and other lung conditions. It is most commonly used in the form of an extract or essence.
If you don’t mind the fact that lily of the valley is poisonous to humans, then there’s a lot you can do with it. You can use it as an ornamental plant or for medicinal purposes.
It’s also important to remember that harmful plants can be useful as well. Even something like poison hemlock can be used as medicine, though you would need to have a license to do so in the United States.
It just goes to show that even the most dangerous plants can have their positive uses.
Sources & references used in this article:
The effects of cocopeat and fertilization on the growth and flowering of oriental lily ‘star gazer’ by J Treder – Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research, 2008 – insad.pl
Production of 2n pollen of Asiatic hybrid lilies by nitrous oxide treatment by M Akutsu, S Kitamura, R Toda, I Miyajima, K Okazaki – Euphytica, 2007 – Springer
Lily by KB Lim, JM Van Tuyl – Flower Breeding and Genetics, 2007 – Springer