Hymenocallis Caribaea, Spider Lilly - Plant
You can find them flowering in the evenings and get to enjoy its explicit beauty with intoxicating fragrance at its best from dusk to dawn.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Caribbean Spiderlily, Spider Lily, White Lily,Hymenocallis littoralis.||White.||Mid Summer,Late Summer/Early Fall||18-24 in.||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Best in full sun, but tolerate light shade,bright indirect sunlight||Prefers fertile, moist and well-drained soil, though tolerant of other soil types.3 parts all-purpose potting mix: 1 part coarse sand||Water generously throughout the growing season, keeping the soil evenly moist. Cut back in winter, watering just enough to prevent the soil from drying out completely.||Warm 70-85Â°F, 21-29Â°C during active growth; minimum winter temperature of 60Â°/16Â°C||Feed every 2 weeks in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
- To get the best from your plants, divide them every 5 to 10 years and replant in freshly dug soil enriched with compost, ground rock mineral fertilizer and composted animal manure.
- If your plants are not flowering, it might be because of the too much shade, starving and need a feed, the area is too dry and plants need supplementary watering.
Ornamental use: It is a garden jewel that will be excellent for tropical and subtropical gardens, parks and landscapes. Even without flowers, the glossy dark-green foliage of the Caribbean Spiderlily continues to be a great attraction. Spectacular herbaceous flowering plant that is suitable in large containers or raised planters.