The relation of the man with the soil is mysterious. You can give people the most luxurious cruise ships or build them a space ship with all the man’s facilities. However, eventually, they will keep asking to return to the land.
They’ll say we will rather live in a hut then to live here. So, one may ask what is so attractive about the land? Let me tell you.
The connection with the land is connected with other living things, plants, animals, flowing water, etc. We don’t necessarily need land to have animals or flowing water, they can be arranged without the land, and both of these commodities can survive without soil.
Plants are the ones that can’t grow or have a life without soil. So, the love of the land in some way is the love for the plants, flowers, and trees. Lily of the Nile a flowering plant whose common name is love plant.
Today, we will learn about this plant, the size, color, lily of the Nile care, and its varieties. Keep reading to enlighten yourself with the facts you may never hear of about the Lily of the Nile.
Lily of the Nile
These flowers have a cluster of flowers on the stiff. Those inflorescences are so attractive; no one can stand a chance in hating them. Lilac and violet are the most common colors. The beauty of these flowers resides in the color and beautiful shaped cluster of flowers.
The scientific name of the Nile lily is Agapanthus, which consists of two Greek words, agape meaning love, and Anthos meaning flower. Lily of the Nile is not a lily, nor was it discovered near the Nile River.
Therefore, we can conclude the world’s favorite flower Lily of the Nile, and the meaning is the Love flower.
Lily of the Nile Size: the standing height is 50 to 100 centimeters; they can grow up to 200 centimeters. Their leaves have a length of about 20 to 100 centimeters. A cluster of flowers usually consists of 250 blossoms.
Origin: The flower, lily of the Nile are native to southern Africa, where they are categorized as a medicinal plant. There isn’t a much history present about the plant.
Types: there isn’t a confirmed number of types. However, Lily of the Nile is mainly classified into 23 main kinds.
They differ in size, shape, and color from each other. There is a possibility of interbreeding, and then it will become approximately 500+ variations. Lily of the Nile white and Lily of the Nile dwarf are the two commonly occurring types.
Some of the mostly found types are:
- Arctic star (white)
- Black Buddhist (Dark blue)
- Donau (Pale Blue)
- Ever Sapphire (Deep blue)
- Fireworks (white on the edges, violet-blue on the bottoms of flowers)
- Midnight Star (midnight blue)
- Peter Pan (light blue)
Lily of the Nile Care:
in the balcony or the garden, wherever you plant them, their rounded clusters of blossoms are real attention takers. They are so eye-catching that no one can look away without having a detailed long gaze upon these flowers.
Lily of the Nile sun or shade
They love 6 to 7 hours of good sun exposure, but the shade is better for them in hot climate areas. Although these flowers grow anywhere, the cold freezing temperature is not suitable for them.
To grow again, their seeds have to reach a certain point while remaining on the plant before you can sow them. The seeds reside in the flower cluster when the seeds’ capsules are about/beginning to open.
You can plant them or save them from being used after the winters. There are 50 to 100 seeds that can be found in a single inflorescence.
- Normal water is enough of seeding.
- Sow more than one seed in a flowerpot.
- Every seed should be covered with soil
- Keep the flowerpot in a sun exposure area
- Separate the seedlings carefully.
Do not overdo it. Please keep it on optimum bases only. Waterlogging can cause rotting in the roots of the plants. Therefore, there is no need to be generous about watering.
While watering in April to onwards up until August. Use regular liquid fertilizer. Special or more powerful fertilizer is not necessary. Give the fertilizer only once a month by mixing it in the water and then simply watering it.
Watering, fertilizing, and then repotting are the ideal series of actions for the Agapanthus.
Lily of the Nile can be both evergreen and deciduous.
During the winter season, the plant will frost outside. It will not shed off its leaves, which makes it sensitive to the temperature.
That is why It has to be kept inside. The place should be bright and dry for the photosynthesis. The temperature should not be colder than 00 Celsius and mustn’t be warmer than the 70 Celsius.
Photosynthesis ends for deciduous ones so they can be kept in the dark. The dry place should be a preference, as it will help the plant bear the moderate frost. Once the frosty season ends, put the plant outside early, which is usually in April.
Pests and Diseases:
The lily of the Nile, you don’t have to worry about the illness and parasites, as they are immune. Mice and snails avoid the plant.
Therefore, there’s nothing to be worried about in this regard. The only problem possible is the rotting of the root due to the water loggings.
What can be better than shining your balcony and garden with the love flower? Their vibrant color and satisfying structure will be the therapy for your eyes. Now, you know everything necessary to take care of the Lily of the Nile flower.
These flowers are going to provide your home with a healthy aesthetic look. Therefore, I think it’s a fair trade, taking care of the plant in return for the beautiful gift of healthy decorations.