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Q.Wilting Lily Plant

Zone San Diego, CA (inland, 10 degrees warmer than coast) | Anonymous added on June 3, 2022 | Answered

I just bought a very well-nourished, healthy indoor lily plant (the common type). It starts to wilt every other day. I water it and it’s okay, but I don’t think it should be watered every other day. In fact, I read it should be able to go a week between watering. I live in San Diego, CA, it’s on a table in front of a window with blinds open, morning sun, inside temp rarely if ever above 78-80 degrees. Not near a draft. What do you think? Thank you very much.

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Answered on June 13, 2022

It's possible that where the lily sits is too warm. They thrive in a cooler temperature when potted - like around 65 degrees and even cooler at night (but not below 55 degrees F). They like sunlight, but not necessarily this much heat. Maybe you can find a cooler room and window.


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