WARNING: TOXIC FOR CATS
| Temperature||While in bloom, tolerates 36-75° F. 60-70° F. is ideal. Properly mulched, the dormant bulb in the ground can tolerate air temperatures below freezing. Bulbs must have annual cold treatment for proper foliage & flower development.|
| Light||Bright light to full sun.|
| Water||Evenly moist; never soggy.|
| Fertilizer||None required while blooming. All-purpose balanced fertilizer advisable during growth phase.|
| Soil||60% peat moss, 15% pumice or coarse sand, 25% topsoi is a good mixture.|
| USDA Zone(s)||Zones 5-9. Click here for a zone map.|
| Availability||Year Round|
Lilies are very dangerous for cats. The entire lily plant is toxic: the stem, leaves, flowers, pollen, and even the water in a vase. Eating just a small amount of a leaf or flower petal, licking a few pollen grains off its fur while grooming, or drinking the water from the vase can cause your cat to develop fatal kidney failure in less than 3 days. Source: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ResourcesforYou/AnimalHealthLiteracy/ucm206751.htm
When the flowers fade, take the plant outdoors into full sun and keep the soil moist until all the leaves and stems have dried. This allows the plant to effectively use the sun and moisture to nourish the bulb and produce new bulblets. After the plant has completely dried, stop watering and allow the soil to dry well. When soil is dry, store the pot in a cool, dry place through the summer. In October, carefully remove the bulbs from the soil. The bulbs should be firm and plump; if not, discard.
Plant Pollen Warning
Pollen from lilies, which can range in color from pale yellow to almost brown, can stain clothing and is difficult to remove. To avoid this, some people like to remove the anthers (where the pollens are located) as soon as the flowers open. Doing so will not hurt the flower in any way except that the unfertilized flower will not produce seeds.