This plant will be given in a black flower pot (free).
COMMON NAMES: May Flower Lily, Fire Ball Plant, Powder Puff, Easter Lily, Ball Lily
This is the best flowering plant for dry and hot areas (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu etc.) Its round and red inflorescence of flowers attracts everyone. Its flowers stay on plant for approximately 07 days. This feature makes it more attractive. This plant germinates from bulb shaped root. This plant blooms during summer and rainy season. The plant should not be grown in a very small pot. It must have at least 4 inch soil under it for proper growth of roots. If we grow this in bigger pot, plant will show better growth. The plant will bloom after it has reached full growth. Its leaves can be as long as 1 feet. This plant can bloom flowers in balcony also with diffused sunlight. We can easily preserve the bulbs after blooming season gets over. If you do not wish to preserve the bulbs, you can leave the bulb in soil itself. The bulb can stay with leaves as a rooted plant in soil. The plant will be available with its leaves.
Watering & Sunlight: This plant prefers to grow well in direct sunlight. However, it can bloom in diffused sunlight as well. We should water, only when the soil becomes dry. Its bulb and roots store water. Hence, it does not like over watering. Its roots may rot due to over watering. Proper drainage by making sufficient holes in bottom of pot is must.
Soil: Its potting mix must be aerated well by use of drainage media upto 20 % (river sand, Leca, Pumice/Perlite or rice husk- use any one of them). All these items help in aeration also. We can mix upto 30% cocopeat and 50 % (mix of vermi compost + sterilised garden soil + 5% Neem Cake) in its potting mix. This plant does not require frequent fertilizers. We may add fertlizers once in six months.