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Scientific Name: Zephyranthes candida
Alternative Names: FAIRY LILLY

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  • Perennial
  • White Rain Lilies are native to South America.
  • It is a hardy, evergreen bulbous plant bearing white crocus-like flowers from late summer to autumn.
  • They most often burst into bloom immediately following periods of significant rain.
  • The White Rain Lily has a height and spread of 20cm.
  • They prefer to be watered regularly but be careful not to overwater them.
  • White Rain Lily is ideal for pots and borders - place them in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
  • Remove spent flowers and dead leaves regularly to keep the plant healthy and attractive.
  • They can be divided in spring and autumn - carefully separate the bulbs and plant them in fresh soil.
  • White Rain Lily is an aquatic plant that can be grown in a pond with a depth of 15cm.
  • Make sure the plant is not submerged too deeply, as this can cause the bulb to rot.
  • The water in the pond should be clean and clear, with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.
  • Regularly test the water, adjusting the pH as necessary.
  • They will grow best in a mixture of sand, loam and gravel.
  • Add a layer of soil to the bottom of the pond or plant the bulbs in a container filled with soil and gravel.
  • White Rain Lily can tolerate a range of temperatures, but it prefers warm water.
  • Protect the plant from frost in winter.
  • They are generally disease and pest-free, but watch out for snails, slugs, and spider mites.
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