Hymenocalis calathina - Spider Lily

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Hymenocalis calathina - Spider Lily

Spider lily is not hardy and must be dug up each fall. It produces fragrant white flowers and grows best in sheltered spots exposed to sun. Amend the soil with organic matter. After blooming keep the plant watered and fertilized. Spider lily may be used as a pot plant.

The plants are planted 10 to 18 inches apart and as deep as 3 times the size of the bulb. After the bulbs are dug in autumn they are hung upside down until the foliage dies. Store the bulbs in boxes of moist sphagnum or vermiculite at a temperature of 60 degrees.

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