also commonly known as Madonna Lillies or the Peace
lilly, are a great plant for indoors or shaded areas.
They will flower most of the year and maintain their
beautiful glossy dark green foliage.
Madonna lillies can grow to a metre tall with glossy
big green leaves, which gently arch away from the plant's
centre. Madonna lilies produce numerous white cup-like
flowers, which remain on the plant for extended periods
Madonna lilies require shaded area with good light and
are a great plant for indoors. To grow them well, make
sure they are in a room which receives plenty of light,
but don't place them in an area where they will receive
direct sunlight through a window, as this may cause
leaf burn. They will also grow very well on verandahs,
patios or other shady areas around the house.
Plant into a pot approximately 25cm wide using Searles®
Premium Potting Mix. After planting, give them a good
watering, sufficient to flush water through the drainage
holes of the pot. Do this over a sink or outside area
and leave for half an hour until water has finished
draining. When growing them indoors, it is a good idea
to use a saucer below the pot as this will prevent water
Fertilise Madonna lilies during spring and autumn with
Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food. This will promote
their beautiful dark green foliage and promote masses
of their stunning white-cup-like stems.
Water about once or twice a week for indoor specimens
and keep the leaves clean. An occasional wash down in
the shower will do them the world of good, both washing
the dust from the leaves and giving them a good overall
wash. Leave them to stand in the shower for half an
hour to drain before repositioning them back onto the
Every 2 weeks, rotate the pot a quarter turn. This will
encourage even growth all around the plant, giving a
far more appealing habit.
Madonna Lillies are a wonderful and hardy plant for
indoors or verandahs. They are easy to grow, look delightful
and are very versatile in decorating living rooms, home
entrances, sun rooms or any place around the home of
your hearts desire.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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