When to Plant Aloha Lilies: Aloha Lily Planting Care Guide
Looking for information on when to plant Aloha Lilies? June is the perfect time to plant Aloha Lilies, whether they are in containers or garden beds. See below for details on planting and caring for your beautiful aloha lilies. Still have questions? Give us a call today at 1-831-728-0500.
Planting Aloha Lilies
Planting: Aloha Lily Bulbs can be planted in either containers or garden beds. Aloha Lilies prefer deep, well-draining soil and are best-suited for medium pots 6”-8”, 1 gallon, or 2 gallon containers. For a fuller Aloha Lily, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.
Lighting: Aloha Lilies prefers full sun. In hotter climates, Aloha Lily needs partial shade during the hottest part of the day.
Watering: Keep soil moist but not soggy.
Fertilizing: Any full spectrum fertilizer at standard rates will keep the plant healthy and green.
Warning: Over fertilizing may result in tipburn, which is where the leaves appear to be burned.
Dormancy: After blooming, Aloha Lilies will continue to grow green foliage in order to store energy in the bulb for next year’s growth. In the beginning of fall, leaves will begin to turn yellow as the tuber begins its dormancy cycle. At this time discontinue watering and allow for the soil to dry out.
- Bulbs in containers: Aloha Lily bulbs grown in containers can easily rot. It is important to keep the bulbs dry throughout the winter. You can prevent the bulb from rotting by placing the containers against the eves of the house or in the garage. Containers can be placed back outside during spring time.
- Bulbs in ground: Aloha Lilies can handle moderate frost. It is best to mulch areas where the ground will freeze.
See chart below as a reference to what USDA zone you live in and how you should plant Aloha Lilies:
Bulbs in cold winters below USDA Zone 7:
- Bulbs in ground: In areas where winters reach 10° F or colder dig up tubers. Keep bulbs dry in paper or mesh bags and protect them from freezing. Replant tubers in spring after the last freeze.
- Bulbs in containers: It is ok to leave tubers in their pots if the soil is completely dry, store containers in a dry non-freezing area. Place containers outside and begin watering the pots the following spring after the last freeze.