Toad Lilies - 5 Tips for Care

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Toad Lilies are very filigree shadow plants. If you would like to have toadstools in the garden, then it is best to follow our tips when cultivating the plants.

Toad Lily is also called Garden Orchid

Toad Lily is visually similar to an orchid

As the toad lily is very similar to an orchid, it is popularly referred to as garden orchid. This plant thrives on a long flowering season, from summer - depending on the variety between June and August - until the first frosty days in October. The flowers are also very suitable for a vase attitude.

Toad Lilies - 5 Tips for Care

Tip 1 - Location
The Garden Orchid, also called Tiger Star, thrives excellently in the shade and semi-shade when it is planted in humid soil that is as humid as possible - preferably directly in front of woody plants. However, there should be no waterlogging at the selected location.

On average, it then achieves a stature height of up to 80 centimeters. In a really optimal location selection even a height of up to 150 centimeters. The usually dotted, numerous per perennial flowers in yellow, purple, burgundy, blue, etc. can therefore be easily cut for the room vase.

Tip 2 - Planting
The toads are usually planted in spring, at a distance of 30 to 50 centimeters. You should make sure that you plant the entire root into the soil.

Tip 3 - Fertilize
In the course of a year they need fertilizer twice to three times, and you can also incorporate compost into the soil. In this way, you promote a strong flow of flowers. In addition, you strengthen the plants sufficiently for the winter.

Tip 4 - Care in winter / pruning
Toadstalks are generally hardy to -20 degrees, but must be well protected as well as roses. For this purpose, the planting stock e.g. pile with leaves or cover the plant with brushwood. Also, it should not be cut back specially for the winter (only remove the faded flower stems), which is why the actual pruning is recommended only in the spring.

Tip 5 - Increase
The toad lily can be easily increased by dividing the plant stems in the spring. Here, especially the fresh shoots from the parent stock divide and replant at another location again. The new site should be sufficiently fertilized in advance. For example e.g. Two to three weeks beforehand, work the compost into the soil and allow to settle easily.

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