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Easter lily care

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If your plant came with a foil wrapping like the above photo, be sure to poke a couple of holes in the foil and place on a saucer.  When you water it, you want the excess water to drain out the bottom, then empty the saucer.  Water when the soil surface is dry.

Keep in bright indirect light.  Cut the anthers (those yellow stems inside the flower) before the pollen starts to shed.  This will prevent staining of the white flower and prolong the bloom time.  Lillium longiflorum, Easter Lily, likes the temps around 60 to 70 degrees.

Easter Lilies are poisonous to cats but not to dogs.  You can plant your Easter Lily bulb outside after it’s bloomed but they’re not reliable here in colder climates.  Check out this information from the University of Wisconsin for outdoor planting

Hope your Easter was blessed!

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