Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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Perennial evergreen with strap-like foliage, and in the summer months, bare stalks topped with whorls of deep-blue, funnel-shaped blossoms. Good container plant.

Here's what you should be doing each month of the year for this plant in Sunset Zones 22, 23 & 24: Find Your Climate Zone.

Click a month to be taken directly to that months plant care: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

January

 Agapanthus_africanus_HRM1PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

February

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

March

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ST. CATHERINES LACE
5, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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Angels Trumpet
12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11
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Clarkia unguiculata
ELEGANT CLARKIA
23, 24
9b, 10a, 10b
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22, 23, 24
Camellia japonica 'Betty Sheffield'
Betty Sheffield Camellia
22, 23, 24
Abutilon x hybridum 'Paisley'
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8, 9
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Hydrangea spp
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22, 23, 24
10a, 10b
Rosa hybrid 'Rina Hugo Rose'
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21, 22, 23, 24
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11
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Berberis thunbergii 'Koren'
Sunjoy Citrus Barberry
7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Full Moon'
Hibiscus Full Moon
22, 23, 24

 PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

April

  BUY

Buy when available in the nursery.

 PLANT

Plant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

 FERTILIZE

Fertilize once with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

May

BUY

Buy when available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

MULCH

Keep the roots cool and moist through the summer months and cut down on watering by mulching with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

June

BUY

Buy when in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

PLANT

Plant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with twice weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

MULCH

Keep the roots cool and moist through the summer months and cut down on watering by mulching with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

HARVEST

At the peak of bloom, cut flower stalks at the base of the plant and enjoy in a vase of water or hang upside down to dry.

July

BUY

Buy when in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

PLANT

Plant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize once with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with twice weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

MULCH

Keep the roots cool and moist through the summer months and cut down on watering by mulching with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

HARVEST

At the peak of bloom, cut flower stalks at the base of the plant and enjoy in a vase of water or hang upside down to dry.

August

BUY

Buy when in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

PLANT

Plant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with twice weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

PRUNE

After blooms are spent, cut the stalks to the base of the plant.

MULCH

Keep the roots cool and moist through the summer months and cut down on watering by mulching with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant when the ground and weather is warm in a full-sun to part-shade location with excellent drainage.

HARVEST

At the peak of bloom, cut flower stalks at the base of the plant and enjoy in a vase of water or hang upside down to dry.

 

September

BUY

Buy when in bloom so you can choose the flower color.

WATER

Established plants tolerate some drought but do best with twice weekly watering at this time of year. Water container plants when the top two inches of soil dries out.

PRUNE

After blooms are spent, cut the stalks to the base of the plant.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

HARVEST

At the peak of bloom, cut flower stalks at the base of the plant and enjoy in a vase of water or hang upside down to dry.

October

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

November

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

PROPAGATE

When the plant becomes crowded, divide and transplant in a well-draining site when the ground is dry. Water after transplanting.

December

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for snails and slugs.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

If snails and slugs are found, remove manually and destroy and/or treat with iron phosphate bait.

 

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  • Search for plant care alphabetically here.
  • Add Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile) to one of your plant lists, learn how.
  • Search our plant database for photos and more great information here.
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