Lycoris Radiata, Spider lily (Red) - Bulbs

Lycoris is an incredibly tough plant with extraordinary blooms that have inspired legends. Their appearance in the fall months is a welcome spot of color at a time when many plants are preparing to go dormant.
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About Lycoris Radiata

The bulb growing just below the surface of the ground, fleshy flower stalks sprout. The flowers of L. aurea are held in a circular truss. After the flowers fade, several somewhat fleshy broad leaves sprout from the bulb.

Common Name Yellow spider lily, naked lily, surprise lily, golden hurricane lily
Height 18 to 24 inches
Flower Colour Red
Bloom Time Fall
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Avoid keeping in the scorching sun
  • After planting, water well for a few weeks until the roots are established
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring or flowering season
  • Remove dead and damaged plant parts
  • Reduce watering in the extreme winter
  • Wait until the soil feels dry to touch

Lycoris Radiata care

  • Keep planting depth up to 3 to 4 inches
  • Select a site that gets full sun
  • For dependable blooms, lilies need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day
  • If it is too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over
  • Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots
  • Firm the soil around the crown, pressing down with both hands
  • Plant in the early spring or in the early fall
  • Add organic compost to the soil before planting
  • Space the bulbs 10 to 18 inches apart and 1 inch deep
  • Daylilies do very well when planted outdoors
  • They are not fussy about soil, they can tolerate shade, and they are naturally resistant to insects
Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Watering Water lightly until top growth emerges, then average during the active growth cycle.
Soil Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Temperature 16 to 24 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

Lycoris Radiata special feature

Attractive flowers

Lycoris Radiata uses

Ornamental Use:

  • They are suitable for flower beds and pots as well

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do lycoris radiata grow?

On average lycoris radiata grows 18 to 24 inches

What color are lycoris radiata?

A lycoris radiata plant bears flowers of color Red

How hard is lycoris radiata to grow?

A lycoris radiata is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a lycoris radiata need?

A lycoris radiata prefers Full sun to partial shade

How much water does a lycoris radiata need?

A lycoris radiata prefers watering Water lightly until top growth emerges, then average during the active growth cycle.

What kind of soil does a lycoris radiata need?

Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil

What temperature does a lycoris radiata like?

16 to 24 degrees C

How should I fertilize my lycoris radiata?

Use any organic fertilizer


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Kishor Kumar

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Which other plant can be grown with this plant.

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