PLANTS OF WHITE LILY - AGAPANTHUS PRAECOX GETTY WHITE
Ornamental plant for flowerbed, pot and cutflower. Excellent in gardens, patios and terraces. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. In Australia it is used in hedges to keep out snakes. On Madeira Island it is planted to stop erosion.
It is considered a medicinal plant for fertility and pregnancy whereas some tribes use its roots as elements in antenatal medicine and to treat heart disease, paralysis and colds.
Evergreen plant up to 80-100cm tall. Deep dark-green leaves. Very attractive white flowers during the summer.
This plant likes humid, well-drained and permeable soils to grow and prefers mild and hot climates.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Height of plant: 7.5cm Plug: 10/20cm - 1.5 Liter Pot: 20/40 cm - 2 Liter Pot: 20/30cm