White Ginger Lily, Sontakka - Plant
Common name: butterfly lily
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plants need deep fertile soils. Plants like moist and cool weather - especially during blooming periods. The plants require plenty of water from April - November.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- They are winged and are capable of flight.
- Thrips cause immense damage to tender shoots and flower buds.
- Thrips have saw-like mouth parts with which they rasp the parts of plant and suck the juice.
- The affected parts look as if they are burnt.
Borders. Container plants.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale, red spider mites, aphids and root rot.
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