Spider Lily – Crinum Asiaticum

35.00 د.إ45.00 د.إ

Hymenocallis littoralis, commonly known as the Spider Lily or Beach Spider Lily, is a stunning flowering bulbous plant native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is known for its large, fragrant white flowers and strap-like green leaves. Here’s a care guide to help you grow and maintain Hymenocallis littoralis successfully:

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Description

Hymenocallis littoralis, commonly known as the Spider Lily or Beach Spider Lily, is a stunning flowering bulbous plant native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is known for its large, fragrant white flowers and strap-like green leaves. Here’s a care guide to help you grow and maintain Hymenocallis littoralis successfully:

Care Guide for Hymenocallis littoralis (Spider Lily)

Light

  • Bright, Indirect Light: Hymenocallis littoralis prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate partial shade but thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions.
  • Outdoor Placement: Place your plant where it will receive 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily if grown outdoors. If indoors, ensure it receives bright light near a sunny window.

Watering

  • Regular Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season (spring and summer). Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry. Reduce watering in the winter months but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
  • Humidity: Spider Lilies prefer moderate humidity levels. If grown indoors, mist the leaves occasionally or place the pot on a humidity tray to increase moisture levels.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix or garden soil enriched with organic matter. Good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
  • pH Range: Spider Lilies prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0).

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Hymenocallis littoralis thrives in warm temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Fertilizing

  • Balanced Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to avoid over-fertilizing, which can affect flowering.

Pruning

  • Deadheading: Remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Trim yellowing or damaged leaves as needed to maintain plant health and appearance.

Repotting

  • Every 2-3 Years: Repot your Spider Lily every 2-3 years in spring or early summer, or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a slightly larger pot with fresh potting mix to accommodate root growth.

Common Problems

  • Leaf Yellowing: Can occur due to overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering practices and feed the plant with a balanced fertilizer as needed.
  • Pests: Watch for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Propagation

  • Dividing Bulbs: Spider Lilies can be propagated by dividing mature bulbs. Divide the bulbs carefully, ensuring each division has roots attached. Replant divisions in well-draining soil.

Additional Tips

  • Outdoor Planting: Spider Lilies can be planted outdoors in garden beds or containers. Ensure the planting area has good drainage and receives adequate sunlight for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Winter Care: Protect Spider Lilies from frost by bringing them indoors or covering them with mulch or a frost cloth during cold spells

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Additional information

Size of plant

30-40 Cm, 50-60 Cm

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