Facts on the Spider Lily

Facts on the Spider Lily image by Ajari: Flickr.com
Facts on the Spider Lily image by Ajari: Flickr.com

Overview

The spider lily, also known as the crinum lily, is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family and bares a strong resemblance to the daffodil flower.

Features

The spider lily is a fast grower that can reach a height of 5 feet. The flowers are fragrant at night and bloom from summer through fall. Colors range from white, pink and red to striped and multicolored.

Environment

In the continental United States, the spider lily is hardy in Zones 8 to 10, the three hottest. It is also hardy in Zone 11, which is in Hawaii.

Planting

Plant in average, well-drained soil. The spider lily needs full sun (at least six hours a day) to partial shade (four to six hours of shade a day).

Care

The spider lily needs regular watering. Soak the soil to a depth of at least 5 inches. The soil should never be allowed to go completely dry. Feed once a month with a balanced houseplant fertilizer.

Uses

The spider lily does well planted near a pond or as a container plant. It is also used in flower arrangements.

References

  • Spider Lily Information
  • Spider Lily Facts
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About this Author

Regina Sass has been a writer for 10 years, penning articles for publications in the real estate and retail industries. Her online experience includes writing, advertising and editing for an educational website. Sass is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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