can I get my Poor Knights lily to flower? It's growing in a bucket
and is about seven years old. I've thought about putting some seawater
on it, but couldn't bring myself to do it.
can be slow to flower and, even once they start, they sometimes
miss a year or produce many more flowers one year than another.
You can throw some seawater
on it if you want - it shouldn't do any harm. But don't overdo it.
Allow it to get absolutely pot-bound in the bucket and don't fertilise
it at all. Hold back on the water unless it gets bone dry. So, in
effect, ignore it and eventually it will flower. You'll just have
to be patient, it shouldn't take much longer!
Gardener, Issue 195, 2006, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.