How to grow Rain lily

Rain lily grow and care – geophyte leaf plant of the genus Zephyranthes and also known as Rainflower or Rain lilies bulb, Fairy lily, Rain lily perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10, possible to grow outside of the zone but need to take the bulb outside of the soil indoor.

Leaves are narrow and grow in groups linked together.

Rain lily flower

Flower bloom start to grow in the first rains, after this the leaves start to grow. Flower color can be: white, yellow, pink, purple there are 6 petals with 6 yellow stamens

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How to grow Rain lily growing and care:

Well-drained soil, mulch (better chopped mulch)

How to care:
Add fertilizer once a year, better to let the plant establish, organic matter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulbs

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but to start from bulb it’s easier also when start by mature bulbs it will bloom in the same year and from seeds it’s harder and will take a lot of years until blooming

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might naturalize in some areas

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

How to plant:
Better to dig bigger hole and put some organic material and rich soil

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
Summer

How to prune:
When all the leaves are dry prune all, and possible in the middle of the season dead leaves

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm, 4-10 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average growing, when start from seeds it

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indo as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in container the plant (with one bulb can grow in 5L (1 gallon), well-drained soil and better to use potting mix or something similar, every few need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, but in order to get flowers after a lot years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants or to increase the size of the container

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn and some species on the spring

General information about the flower:
Flower color can be: white, yellow, pink, purple there are 6 petals with yellow stamens

Thinning the bloom:
No need

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

How to grow Rain lily plant from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Sunny location with good drainage

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place, better to keep in in the refrigerate before need enough cold hours at least 6C.

Sowing season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-11, possible all the year in hardiness zone 12+

How to plant:
Better to plant in vermiculite and keep it moist

Planting spacing:
20*30cm (8*12 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm (0.25-0.5inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil with light humidity

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, keep soil moist but not over water and don’t let it dry

Germination time:
2-8 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, regularly water, keep the soil moist

Scientific name:

Zephyranthes

How to grow Rain lily plant from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Sunny location with good drainage

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place, better to keep in in the refrigerate before need enough cold hours at least 6C.

Sowing season:
Spring to summer

How to plant:
Better to plant in vermiculite and keep it moist

Planting spacing:
20*30cm (8*12 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm (0.25-0.5inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil with light humidity

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, keep soil moist but not over water and don’t let it dry

Germination time:
2-8 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, regularly water, keep the soil moist

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Pink Rain lily flower

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Rain lily plant pink flowers

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How to grow Rain lily

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