This fragrant lily-of-the-valley was hand-picked especially for Aquarelle, with its roots carefully preserved in fresh moss. Remember that it is a woodland plant and likes shade and cool temperatures.
The following tips will help you take care of your lily-of-the-valley:
- In a pot : It will grow happily indoors or on a balcony in a plant pot.
Indoors, water lightly in the evening (the plant pot is waterproof, so beware of overwatering and leaving excess water to stagnate in the bottom).
Outside, the soil can easily get too dry, so water your lily-of-the-valley more frequently.
As soon as your potted lily-of-the-valley has flowered, cut the flower stems to avoid exhausting the plant. Repot it if the container is too small and ensure that the new pot has a drainage hole to avoid accumulating stagnant water that will rot your plant. In any case, do not place it in direct sunlight, but in a shady spot.
- In the garden: Before replanting your lily-of-the-valley, wait until it has finished flowering. Plant it in a shady corner of your garden in soil rich in humus. First remove it gently from the pot, dig a hole as deep as the height of the ball of earth around the roots, tamp down the earth around it and water it. Cover it with a layer each of soil, leaves and twigs. The first year, you will need to water it regularly.