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Splendid mariposa lily
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Splendid mariposa lily
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Splendid mariposa lily
Splendid mariposa lily
Calochortus splendens
Native to valleys, foothills, and coastal mountains of California and Baja California in North America, splendid mariposa lily is a perennial herb that is sometimes used in horticulture. Splendid mariposa lily produces bowl-shaped flowers that come in several shades of blue, purple, lilac, and lavender, but it doesn't bloom in the garden each year.
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Perennial
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Spring
Plant Height
61 cm
Spread
15 cm
Flower Size
4.5 cm to 8 cm
Flower Color
Pink
Purple
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
20 - 35 ℃
Pollinators
Beetles, Wasps, Flies, Butterflies
Benefits to Pollinating Insects
Adult food

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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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Splendid mariposa lily is a plant primarily native to the temperate regions of North America. Over time, its range has expanded marginally through natural processes and human intervention, yet it remains largely confined to its continental origins. Splendid mariposa lily's adaptation to specific regional climatic and soil conditions restricts its proliferation outside these areas.
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What is the best way to water my Splendid mariposa lily?
When watering the Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily too much or too little?
Both overwatering and underwatering will be detrimental to the health of your Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily?
If your plant is in a pot. The most precise way to decide whether your Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily can show an admirable ability to withstand drought.
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How much water does my Splendid mariposa lily need?
When it comes time to water your Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily at different growth stages?
The water needs of the Splendid mariposa lily can change depending on growth stages as well. For example, when your Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily more water at this time.
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How should I water my Splendid mariposa lily through the seasons?
The Splendid 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 Splendid mariposa lily will contract a disease.
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What's the difference between watering my Splendid mariposa lily indoors and outdoors?
It is most common to grow the Splendid 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 Splendid 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 Splendid 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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Splendid mariposa lily is native to moderate climates, favoring a temperature range of 68 to 95 °F (20 to 35 ℃). During colder seasons, maintain this range by providing adequate indoor heating or a sheltered outdoor area.
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Calochortus splendens
Native to valleys, foothills, and coastal mountains of California and Baja California in North America, splendid mariposa lily is a perennial herb that is sometimes used in horticulture. Splendid mariposa lily produces bowl-shaped flowers that come in several shades of blue, purple, lilac, and lavender, but it doesn't bloom in the garden each year.
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Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Spring
Plant Height
61 cm
Spread
15 cm
Flower Size
4.5 cm to 8 cm
Flower Color
Pink
Purple
Leaf type
Deciduous
Ideal Temperature
20 - 35 ℃
Pollinators
Beetles, Wasps, Flies, Butterflies
Benefits to Pollinating Insects
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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 Splendid mariposa lily

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Splendid mariposa lily is a plant primarily native to the temperate regions of North America. Over time, its range has expanded marginally through natural processes and human intervention, yet it remains largely confined to its continental origins. Splendid mariposa lily's adaptation to specific regional climatic and soil conditions restricts its proliferation outside these areas.
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Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
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Splendid mariposa lily is native to moderate climates, favoring a temperature range of 68 to 95 °F (20 to 35 ℃). During colder seasons, maintain this range by providing adequate indoor heating or a sheltered outdoor area.
Regional wintering strategies
Splendid mariposa lily has some cold tolerance and generally does not require any additional measures when the temperature is above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. However, if the temperature is expected to drop below {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}, it is necessary to take some temporary measures for cold protection, such as wrapping the plant with plastic film, fabric, or other materials. Once the temperature rises again, the protective measures should be removed promptly.
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Symptoms of Low Temperature in Splendid mariposa lily
Splendid mariposa lily has moderate tolerance to low temperatures 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}, the leaves may start to droop. In mild cases, they can recover, but in severe cases, the leaves will wilt and eventually fall off.
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Trim off the frost-damaged parts. Prior to encountering low temperatures again, wrap the plant with materials such as non-woven fabric or cloth, and construct a wind barrier to protect it from the cold wind.
Symptoms of High Temperature in Splendid mariposa lily
During summer, Splendid mariposa lily should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the color of the leaves becomes lighter, the leaf tips may become dry and withered, the leaves may curl, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
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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