The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Lilies

| Wendy Han

Lilies – you see them in bridal bouquets, in flower stands and vases. But how do you take care of them so that they bloom beautifully?

If you are an avid fan of lilies, then you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll be sharing some cool trivia about this gorgeous flower and some insider tips about how to make them last longer. Read on to find out more. 

What’s in a Name? 

The word Lily can be traced back to the word in the Old English, Greek Leirion as well as the Latin Lillium language which was taken from the ancient Egyptians. 

There are a lot of types of Lilly flowers and each of these types has its meaning but the general meaning of Lily is fertility and purity, so this is the reason why females are more suitable to be named after this flower compared to males. 

The innocent beauty of this flower has always been linked to the sweet character of most females.

How to Care for Lilies?

Not all flowers are the same. Find out how to best care for your lilies at home. 

How much Water do Lilies require?

Our florists advise that lilies do not require as much water as sunflowers but the best time to water them is when you notice the flower drooping slightly. You could water and spritz them throughout the day to keep them well-hydrated. 


How much Sunlight should Lilies get? 

You need to keep in mind that Lily flowers need a lot of sunlight so if you expect to have a Lily flower that has a decent amount of blooms, then you will need to make sure that they get at least about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight during the day. 

If the environment in which the Lily flowers are placed is shady then you notice that the stem of your flowers will lean towards the sunlight.


What type of Vase best suits Lilies? 

A tall vase with a slender body should be a perfect kind of vase to grow your Lily flowers.

Lilies are big and heavy, so make sure you get a vase with a wide neck. 

Avoid thin and tight vases as they could crush the flowers and cause them to wilt prematurely. 


Gifting Lilies 

Lily Flowers can be a great gift for most occasions but the ones that people would most likely be gifting them in are during a wedding ceremony, love anniversary as well as funerals. Calla lilies are specifically known to represent a resurrection so that explains why they are used to be arranged in a set of ways during a funeral. Apart from that, lilies may also be used during the 30th love anniversary of any couple.

However, during the second love anniversary, lilies of the valleys should be used instead as it symbolizes the devotion of a person towards their couple in the future. This is the reason why it should be used during the second anniversary. 

Besides that, white lilies can also be gifted during Valentine's Day for couples that have recently known each other as the colour white represents purity, virtue, and innocence that these couples have during the first time they met each other. In China, it is believed that if you use lily flowers as one of your decorations during a certain wedding, the couple will be tied to 100 years of happiness and love.

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