Help my Easter Lily – House Plant Journal

Help my Easter Lily

Plant: Easter Lily

How long have you had the plant? 1 to 6 months


My sister-in-law was gifted these Easter Lily’s a few months ago and gave them to me to try and bring back to life. The leaves have dried or turned brown and many have fallen off. I repotted them and put them in front of my largest window (it’s east-facing) and have not seen any improvement in the few weeks.


Light Situation:

The plants receive over 3 hours of direct morning sun in this East facing window.

How do you determine WHEN to water? I wait until the soil is about halfway dry to water.

Describe HOW you water: I fully soak the soil, allowing excess to drain away.

Fertilizer: Miracle Grow Indoor Plant Food


Darryl’s Analysis

Easter lilies are not long-term indoor potted plants.

They are an outdoor perennial with a winter dormancy – that means all the leaves and stems die back while the bulb stays in the ground over the winter.

So the usual course of action with a potted Easter Lily is when it is finished blooming, you cut the stem down to about 6 inches tall and plant it OUTSIDE in a sunny area. If the plant had adequate light from the previous season to store up energy in the bulb, then the following spring, new stems and flowers will emerge.

Reference: Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

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