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Questions About Lily Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 22, 2011

Q. Lily Beetle

Can I plant new lilies in soil that has had previous issues with lily beetles? If so, what treatment is recommended if they reappear?

Answered by
Heather on
March 3, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I would treat the soil with neem oil, as this will kill any larva that may still be in the soil. This article will help you if any of them reappear after you plant:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/lily-leaf-beetle.htm

Here is info on neem oil too:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
mgjr55 on
May 4, 2011

Q. How Much Heat Can a Japanese Lily Withstand

How much heat can a Japanese lily withstand?

Answered by
Heather on
May 10, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

As long as it gets enough water, it can take temperatures into the upper end of of most area's summer. The hotter it is, the more water it will need.

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Anonymous on
May 14, 2011

Q. Stargazer Lily, Tulip, and Mini Rose Bush

These three indoor potted plants were given to me. They have bloomed and are now beginning to go wild and lose leaves. With the lily, how do I transition these to clay pots? Do I place them outside or keep them inside in clay? They look as if they are beginning to die. They are wilted and losing leaves. The Rose bush is the only one still flowering, but I’m afraid it will begin to follow after blooms die.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 14, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 14, 2011

Q. Lily

Why do lilies fall over after they bloom?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 15, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It is normal for them to bend over when the blooms start to get old. Once the flowers have been pollinated and start to set seed, they will naturally bend over, often all the way to the ground. You should even see the seed pod on the inside of the lily.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 25, 2011

Q. Black w/Yellow Stripe Grasshopper

This black grasshopper looking thing, is it a locust? It began small, 1/4 inch, now it is about 1 to 1/2 inch and my beautifully healthy lily plant is eaten away. They eat  and live on the leaves. There is a golfball size hole in the side of the woody stem. The plant is 5 or 6 years old. I squirt them off the plant but they are back the same or next day. I have had them as big as grasshoppers. Can you give me a natural pesticide to save my plant, if I can?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 26, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 3, 2011

Q. Slugs Eating My Flowers

How do I get rid of slugs that are eating my flowers outside? They are eating all of the leaves on my lilies.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 3, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2011

Q. Propagate Leopard Lily

How do you propagate leopard lily?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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