Touching and elegant, with a maddeningly unique fragrance, lilies-of-the-valley are the perfect option for those looking for plants that grow literally on their own.
In indoor settings, only one species of lily-of-the-valley is grown: Convallaria majalis. Forest plants aren’t suitable for a potted existence. Instead, you can buy lily-of-the-valley, which is already accustomed to growing in a limited volume of soil. Selecting strong and quality specimens will ensure a lovely presence in your garden.
Although the convallaria majalis is limited in its color options, the luminous white of the hanging bell-shaped flowers calls to mind a string of lovely peals.
Conditions for growing indoor lilies-of-the-valley
For lily-of-the-valley, it is difficult to single out a classical, strict gardening regime. Lilies-of-the-valley as indoor plants are grown only during one season. After they bloom, they can be transferred to the soil of the garden and given two to three years for restoration, or simply discarded and replaced each season with new plants.
Lilies-of-the-valley, when buds are quickening and flowering begins, love the coolness. They are amenable to normal room temperatures, but the lower the temperature, the longer the flowering will last. The optimum temperature range is between 16 to 21 degrees.
Indoor lilies-of-the-valley like fresh air, but they must be carefully guarded against drafts in ventilated rooms.