How to Take Care of Potted Lily Flowers

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Things You'll Need

  • Your plant

  • Liquid fertilizer

  • Water

  • Cool location

  • Indirect sunlight


If transferring your plant outdoors, gently remove from pot and loosen up the root ball. Your lily should bloom once again before the end of summer.


Many types of lilies are toxic to house cats. If they eat just a small amount the toxins can cause kidney failure. If you suspect your cat has chomped on a lily leaf, get your pet to the veterinarian immediately.

Plants from the lily family are beautiful and their scent fills up the whole room. Follow these easy how to tips to take care of a potted lily.


Step 1

If you choose your own lily check the stem. It should be filled with dark green leaves. Avoid lilies that have brown or yellowing leaves.

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Step 2

A potted lily needs indirect sunlight so keep it in a bright location but avoid direct sun.

Step 3

Place your plant in a cool location away from direct heat sources. The best environment should be a cool 60 to 62 degrees.

Step 4

Water your plant every couple days. Check the soil for dryness or to determine how much water it will need. The type of pot and the size of the plant will make a difference as to how much water it will need.


Step 5

Pinch the pollen sacs off your lilies so they don't make a mess. Faded flowers should also be removed.

Step 6

After your potted lily has bloomed and if the weather is right, you can move it to an outdoor location. Choose a sunny location and dig the hold a bit larger than the pot. You might want to check with a nursery in your area for tips on taking your lily outdoors.

Step 7

Give it water and fertilizer regularly. A balanced liquid fertilizer is best for lilies.