Interesting facts about Stargazer Lilies
Stargazer lilies are extremely popular and florists around the world like the keep them in stock throughout the year if possible. They look wonderful all on their own and they look even better when accompanied by other pink and white flowers like roses.
These lilies are oriental hybrids and they are perennials. They can be grown in your garden and require a relatively minimal amount of care compared to many other types of flowers. It’s their appearance in vases, however, that make them such popular flowers for a number of occasions. As plants, they enjoy at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. This ensures that the flowers achieve the colourful appearance that makes them so attractive.
These plants also enjoy soil with plenty of nutrients. It needs equal amounts of potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen as well as a pH level of 4.5 to 7.0. Keeping the roots of this plant happy ensures the well-being of the plant and an abundance of flowers. The soil must not contain and debris since these roots prefer a more sandy environment. This makes it easier for the roots to progress and it allows for great water drainage. They love water but they don’t enjoy having their roots permanently soaked.
It’s important to understand that, on the plant, the flowers usually last between two and three weeks. Therefore, as cut flowers, you should not expect anything more than this either. Since the flowers rely so much on nutrients, you must make sure that you add flower food to the water. This helps regulate bacterial growth as well as providing the flowers with extra nutrients.
If you have cats, it’s important to note that these flowers are toxic to our feline friends. If your cat eats this flower, it could suffer form vomiting, kidney failure, lethargy, and even death. No other animals are sensitive to the effects of ingesting this flower. If you notice any of these symptoms in your cat, make sure that you take your pet to the vet immediately.
There’s nothing like the sweet smell of the stargazer lily. It’s sweet perfume is rivalled only by its phenomenal beauty. For those who suffer from allergies, the pollen of these flowers can be removed and this actually helps prolong the life of the flower while preventing any unnecessary sneezing! It’s also a great idea if you’re not keen on cleaning up the pollen as it falls.