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Plummer's mariposa lily
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Plummer's mariposa lily
Plummer's mariposa lily
Plummer's mariposa lily
Plummer's mariposa lily
Plummer's mariposa lily
Calochortus plummerae
Plummer's mariposa lily, a beautiful flowering plant endemic to southern California in the U.S., is rarely seen in the wild. It grows from a bulb and blooms with complex and extremely showy flowers from spring to summer.
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Attributes of Plummer's mariposa lily

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Plant Height
30 cm to 91 cm
Spread
10 cm to 15 cm
Flower Size
4.5 cm to 6 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Pink
Purple
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
15 - 35 ℃

Symbolism

Protection, Breaking love spells. It is used to symbolize Danger, Caution and deadly beauty. Yellow: I'm walking on air. Gaiety white: Sweetness, Purity tiger: Wealth, pride Orange: Wealth Calla: Beauty day

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Habitat of Plummer's mariposa lily

Dry, rocky chaparral; yellow-pine forest, valley grassland

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What is the best way to water my Plummer's mariposa lily?
When watering the Plummer's mariposa lily, you should aim to use filtered water that is at room temperature. Filtered water is better for this plant, as tap water can contain particles that are harmful to its health. The reason that the water should be at room temperature or slightly warmer is that the Plummer's mariposa lily comes from a warm environment, and cold water can be somewhat of a shock to its system. Also, you should avoid overhead watering for this plant, as it can cause foliage complications. Instead, simply apply your filtered room temperature water to the soil until the soil is entirely soaked. Soaking the soil can be very beneficial for this plant as it moistens the roots and helps them continue to spread through the soil and collect the nutrients they need.
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What should I do if I water my Plummer's mariposa lily too much or too little?
Both overwatering and underwatering will be detrimental to the health of your Plummer's mariposa lily, but overwatering is a far more common issue. When this species receives too much water, its stems and leaves may begin to wilt and turn from green to yellow. Overwatering over a prolonged period may also lead to diseases such as root rot, mold, and mildew, all of which can kill your plant. Underwatering is far less common for the Plummer's mariposa lily, as this plant has decent drought tolerance. However, underwatering remains a possibility, and when it occurs, you can expect to find that the leaves of your Plummer's mariposa lily have become brittle and brown.
It is crucial that you notice the signs of overwatering as soon as possible when caring for your Plummer's mariposa lily. Some of the diseases that arise from overwatering, such as root rot, may not be correctable if you wait too long. If you see early signs of overwatering, you should reduce your watering schedule immediately. You may also want to assess the quality of soil in which your Plummer's mariposa lily grows. If you find that the soil drains very poorly, you should replace it immediately with a loose, well-draining potting mix. On the other hand, if you find signs that your Plummer's mariposa lily is receiving too little water, all you need to do is water more regularly until those signs have subsided.
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How often should I water my Plummer's mariposa lily?
If your plant is in a pot. The most precise way to decide whether your Plummer's mariposa lily needs water is to plunge your finger into the soil. If you notice that the first two to three inches of soil have become dry, it is time to add some water.
If you grow your Plummer's mariposa lily outdoors in the ground, you can use a similar method to test the soil. Again, when you find that the first few inches of soil have dried out, it is time to add water. During the spring and early fall, this method will often lead you to water this plant about once every week. When extremely hot weather arrives, you may need to increase your watering frequency to about twice or more per week. With that said, mature, well-established the Plummer's mariposa lily can show an admirable ability to withstand drought.
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How much water does my Plummer's mariposa lily need?
When it comes time to water your Plummer's mariposa lily, you should not be shy about how much water you give. With the first two to three inches of soil dry, this plant will appreciate a long and thorough watering. Supply enough water to soak the soil entirely. The amount of water you add should be enough to cause excess water to flow through the drainage holes at the bottom of your pot. If you don’t see excess water draining from the pot, you have likely underwatered your plant. But do not let the water accumulate inside the soil, which will be very dangerous to the plant as well. Alternatively, a lack of water draining through the pot could indicate poorly draining soils, which is detrimental to the health of this plant and should be avoided. If the plant is outside, 1 inch of rain per week will be sufficient.
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How should I water my Plummer's mariposa lily at different growth stages?
The water needs of the Plummer's mariposa lily can change depending on growth stages as well. For example, when your Plummer's mariposa lily is in the first few years of its life, or if you have just transplanted it to a new growing location, you will need to give more water than usual. During both of those stages, your Plummer's mariposa lily will put a lot of energy towards sprouting new roots that will then support future growth. For those roots to perform their best, they need a bit more moisture than they would at a more mature phase. After a few seasons, your Plummer's mariposa lily will need much less water. Another growth stage in which this plant may need more water is during the bloom period. Flower development can make use of a significant amount of moisture, which is why you might need to give your Plummer's mariposa lily more water at this time.
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How should I water my Plummer's mariposa lily through the seasons?
The Plummer's mariposa lily will have its highest water needs during the hottest months of the year. During the height of summer, you may need to give this plant water more than once per week, depending on how fast the soil dries out. The opposite is true during the winter. In winter, your plant will enter a dormant phase, in which it will need far less water than usual. In fact, you may not need to water this plant at all during the winter months. However, if you do water during winter, you should not do so more than about once per month. Watering too much at this time will make it more likely that your Plummer's mariposa lily will contract a disease.
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What's the difference between watering my Plummer's mariposa lily indoors and outdoors?
It is most common to grow the Plummer's mariposa lily indoors for any gardener that does not live in temperate and tropical regions. Those gardeners should consider the fact that soil in a container can dry out a bit faster than ground soil. Also, the presence of drying elements such as air conditioning units can cause your Plummer's mariposa lily to need water on a more frequent basis as well. if you planted it outside. When that is the case, it’s likely you won’t need to water your Plummer's mariposa lily very much at all. If you receive rainfall on a regular basis, that may be enough to keep your plant alive. Alternatively, those who grow this plant inside will need to water it more often, as allowing rainwater to soak the soil will not be an option.
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-10 - 38 ℃
Plummer's mariposa lily thrives in its native environs which fall within a temperature range of 59 to 95 °F (15 to 35 ℃). Adapting this plant to different seasons requires meticulous temperature regulation within this range.
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Calochortus plummerae
Plummer's mariposa lily, a beautiful flowering plant endemic to southern California in the U.S., is rarely seen in the wild. It grows from a bulb and blooms with complex and extremely showy flowers from spring to summer.
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Perennial
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Spring, Summer
Plant Height
30 cm to 91 cm
Spread
10 cm to 15 cm
Flower Size
4.5 cm to 6 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Pink
Purple
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
15 - 35 ℃
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Symbolism

Protection, Breaking love spells. It is used to symbolize Danger, Caution and deadly beauty. Yellow: I'm walking on air. Gaiety white: Sweetness, Purity tiger: Wealth, pride Orange: Wealth Calla: Beauty day

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Habitat of Plummer's mariposa lily

Dry, rocky chaparral; yellow-pine forest, valley grassland

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Plummer's mariposa lily thrives in its native environs which fall within a temperature range of 59 to 95 °F (15 to 35 ℃). Adapting this plant to different seasons requires meticulous temperature regulation within this range.
Regional wintering strategies
Plummer's mariposa lily has strong cold resistance, so special frost protection measures are usually not necessary during winter. However, if the winter temperatures are expected to drop below {Limit_growth_temperature}, it is still important to provide cold protection. This can be achieved by covering the plant with materials such as soil or straw. Before the first freeze in autumn, it is recommended to water the plant abundantly, ensuring the soil remains moist and enters a frozen state. This helps prevent drought and water scarcity for the plant during winter and early spring.
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Symptoms of Low Temperature in Plummer's mariposa lily
Plummer's mariposa lily is cold-tolerant and thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, although there may not be any noticeable changes during winter, there may be a decrease in sprouting or even no sprouting during springtime.
Solutions
In spring, remove any parts that have failed to sprout.
Symptoms of High Temperature in Plummer's mariposa lily
During summer, Plummer's mariposa lily should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the leaves of the plant may become lighter in color, prone to curling, susceptible to sunburn, and in severe cases, the entire plant may wilt and become dry.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun, or use a shade cloth to create shade. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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