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How do you take care of a princess lily?
Moisture. Princess lilies prefer a well-drained soil that is moist, but not soggy. Water regularly to keep the soil from drying out, but do not allow the plant to stand in water. If the lily is planted in a container, make sure that there are proper drainage holes to remove any excess water.
How do you deadhead a princess lily?
Simply grasp the dead flower stem and pull the entire stem out from the base of the plant. Ideally, a bit of root should come attached with the stem. Be careful not to pull out the rhizomes. This practice is common with commercial growers and encourages more blooms.
When should Alstroemeria be cut back?
Alstroemerias need little pruning. During the growing season just remove the spent flower stems right at the base to encourage more to grow, then remove any remaining old stems in early spring before the new shoots appear. The quickest and easiest way to make new plants is by dividing mature clumps.
Do you pinch lilies?
Lily flowers should be removed as soon as they fade. Blooms left in place will produce seed, which diverts energy from flower production and plant growth. The flowers can be cut or pinched off. Alternatively, cut the stalks when the blooms first open and use them in floral arrangements.
How do you overwinter Alstroemeria UK?
Dwarf varieties will definitely benefit from a good covering of mulch in winter, if they are in a pot then they are best overwintered in a cold greenhouse or conservatory, if you choose the latter they will often flower all winter, whichever you choose do not let them dry out, alstroemeria hate being dry.