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Caring for Your Potted Easter Lily

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Easter lilies from Schnucks area a popular springtime tradition and make a thoughtful hostess gift. Follow these tips to help the spectacular blooms last longer.... >

Easter lilies from Schnucks area a popular springtime tradition and make a thoughtful hostess gift. Follow these tips to help the spectacular blooms last longer.

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  1. Remove the decorative foil wrapper from the pot. The foil can hold excess water and cause the roots to rot.
  2. Lilies prefer a cool, consitent daytime temperature of 60 to 65 degrees (and slightly cooler at night). Avoid locations near a direct heat source or any drafts.
  3. Find a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause the flowers to wilt. The stems will grow toward the light, so turn the pot every 2 days to keep it growing straight.
  4. Avoid over-watering. Once the soil feels dry to the touch, it is ready for watering, but don't let it stay dry for a long period of time either.
  5. Remove wilted and fading flowers.
  6. Don't forget! All lilies are poisonous to dogs and cats, so use caution if you have pets.
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