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How to Grow Eucharist Lily




Eucharist lilies, also known as Amazon lilies, originated from Peru and are a true tropical bulbous plant. The generic name of the Eucharist lily means "very pleasing and filled with grace." These lilies are not to be confused with the very popular "Easter Lily" as they are quite different.
Eucharist lily bulbs are not difficult to grow and propagate when planted in an appropriate outdoor climate. They can't tolerate temperatures below 60F degrees and prefer a humid climate rather than a dry climate. These tropical bulbs can also be planted in pots and grown indoors if you live in a cold climate. The blossoms of this amazing lily are stark white and trumpet-shaped and have a delightful fragrance. If you've never grown a Eucharist lily you will want to follow the step by step instructions in this article.

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1го Purchase your Eucharist lily bulbs from a reliable flower bulb source, either in your hometown or on the Internet. It's a good idea to plant Eucharist bulbs in groups of three, rather than just a single bulb in one hole. When blooming, the groups of lilies will look absolutely stunning in your garden! If planting in a pot, you can also group three bulbs together for great blooming effect.

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2го Prepare your garden soil, making sure your site has excellent drainage. If your soil isn't as rich as it should be, you can amend it with some organic matter or commercial compost prior to planting the Eucharist bulbs.

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3го Eucharist bulbs should be spaced between 18 to 24 inches apart when planting. Mature plants will grow to about 2 feet in height and bear 3 to 6 blossoms on each stalk. They need lots of space to grow and mature into healthy plants. When planted in warm climates, mature Eucharist lilies will often bloom several times a year. Dig holes for the bulbs about 2-3 inches deep and wide enough to accommodate the number of bulbs you're planting in each group. Cover them with soil, then tamp the soil gently to remove any air pockets. It's a good idea to place a marker at each hole so you will know where the bulbs will be pushing their way through the soil. This will prevent you stepping on the tender stalk that's just beneath the soil before it pops out!

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4го Water your Eucharist lilies generously from early spring through fall. Bone meal can be applied to feed your lilies, as this helps to strengthen their stalks and blossoms. If growing your lilies in a container, make sure the pot has good a good drainage hole as well. During the winter months in warm climates, Eucharist lilies only need moderate water.

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*You can propagate Eucharist lily bulbs by dividing mature plants
*If growing lilies in a pot, make sure to place pot in a shady place
*In hot weather, moisten the leaves of the lilies occasionally
*Enjoy!

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I'll have to add these to my flower bed. Thanks for the great information.

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I love flowers 5* and recommended.