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Asiatic Lilies and African Violets Questions

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    Question Asiatic Lilies and African Violets Questions

    Okay, to those of you who grow the AVs...so I don't kill the two pretty little things I found cheap today...help...what do I do with them? Do they like plastic or clay pots? Regular potting soil?
    And secondly, can asiatic lilies be in full sun down here in sun baked Florida?? Most everything I buy that says full sun wilts in the sun here. Will these take full sun or do they need shade from the full afternoon summer sun here?
    Thanks....I also got an Ascocenda...don't tell the OH....hehehe.....it's a baggie baby someone hid cuz it's a blue one....pic's on all the above soon. First, got some digging in the yard to do. lol
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    Avs are as easy as phals--same general lighting. There is a special soil for AVs that is light and fluffy...I would recommend it for beginners. They need to be kept evenly moist (think Phal).

    As for the lillies, partial sun is fine for them. Direct Texas sun will wilt and burn them as well. My mother-in-law grows them up next to her house...they get direct morning sun and dappled afternoon shade.

    Congrats on the Ascocenda--I'm not telling!

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    One more thing...plastic pots are fine for AVs..use clay if you are really heaving with the watering...

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    THANKS!! I found two of the prettiest AVs, one white with purple edges and one that is an incredible pink. When the plants look better and are in bloom.....lol if and when...I will post pic's.
    Thanks again

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    A word of caution on the AV's. They do not like high humidity and being a Floridian myself I can tell you they woun't do well outside. Even in the shade which is where they should be, the humidity is too much for them. I would go with AV soil in a clay pot and sit them in a north or east window with filtered sun and let them dry some before watering again. They don't tolerate being wet. A plant with fleshy stems like an av would rather be a little dry than a little wet.

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    Good to know, thanx...they are in plastic and i'll be changing that tomorrow.

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    I grow mine in a AV pot. The inside pot is unglazed clay, the outside pot is glazed. The space in between is kept filled with water, this way the plant is kept evenly moist. http://www.theperfectvioletpot.com/images/howtofill.jpg

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    There is a store nearby that sells pottery....bet they have a few of those pots. I'll be checking.
    Thanks so much everyone! These may be the first AVs I don't kill!

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    They really perked up after i watered them yesterday, and i've cut the dead junk off....

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    The double AV pots are sold at the big box lumber stores and my local garden center.

    Connie the first one looks like it was a little light deprived. Nice color on it though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    A word of caution on the AV's. They do not like high humidity and being a Floridian myself I can tell you they woun't do well outside. Even in the shade which is where they should be, the humidity is too much for them.
    Hmmm, that surprises me. The ones that have done the best for me are in my terrs. One is a bog terr, the other in my orchid terr. Humidity in my orchid terr is in the 60-upper 70%. I should check the humidity in my bog terr. I don't remember what area of Fl Cin is in but she has been growing the AV I sent her outside, I believe, and it has been doing really well for her.

    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    They don't tolerate being wet. A plant with fleshy stems like an av would rather be a little dry than a little wet.
    Well my bog AV is always wet. As are the ones that are outside my terr watered via wick. However, constantly moist is usually what is advised. Also pot-size ... the rule of thumb seems to be that it should be no more than 2/3 the diameter of the diameter of the plant.

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