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Question by  boo (14)

What can I put on my spider lily to promote growth?

My spider lily has seemed to stop growing, I would like it to fill out more and need suggestions as what to pu ton it to promote growth.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

When you plant or re-pot, you want to work some bone meal fertilizer in the soil. After established, you can fertilize monthly with a balanced houseplant fertilizer, or a bulb fertilizer. Water generously and don't allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This attractive plant is not high maintenance and a great addition.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

It may be the lily is being overcrowded and is in need of transplanting and thinning out. This would further enhance its capabilities. Growing in full sun is a plus, try fertilizing with a manure tea.


Answer by  terry82 (191)

Assuming it is getting enough sunlight, the easiest thing to promote growth in spider lilies is a good granular fertilizer for bulbs. Broadcast it around the base of the lily and water it in. That can be done every four to six weeks. Also make sure that it getting enough moisture. Plants need about an inch a week to thrive.


Answer by  calamityjean (173)

A general purpose bulb fertilizer will provide good growth. This should be applied as a top dressing in spring before blooming occurs. The fertilizer should only be applied to the surface of the soil; mixing it into the planting hole can cause nitrogen burn. An NPK ratio of 9-9-6 is best.

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