Easter is right around the corner and besides chocolate, eggs, and random bunnies hiding baskets of goodies in your house, it also means Easter Lilies. With their large, white, trumpet shaped flowers and wonderful fragrance, it’s no wonder that they have become a tradition during Easter time.
When picking your Easter Lily, instead of picking one that’s already in full bloom, find one that has flowers and buds in various stages of development. Because they are not in full bloom, you will be able to enjoy them longer. Also look for foliage that is dense and has a healthy, rich, green color.
To keep those beauties blooming, place them in bright but indirect sunlight and water them only when the soil becomes dry to the touch.
When the flowers fade and wither, remove them. It also helps that as the flowers mature, to remove the yellow anthers. This gives the flower longer life and saves you the trouble of trying to get that pollen out of the carpet.
Also avoid placing the plants near drafts and exposure to excess heat as Easter Lilies prefer cooler temperatures.