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Is my lily sprouting from below?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
This was a house plant and the flowers have gone now, I thought about putting it in the garden until it died down but now something seems to be growing on the stem and from below. Is this normal? I thought lilies flowered once in a stem and that was it for the year as they died down.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Those will be small new bulbs which have formed from the baseplate of the original, or from dislodged scales then they were planted.  I just leave them to it, and they eventually grow to flowering size.  You can separate them if you repot them, but they'll take about 3 years or more to produce flowers.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Thanks @BobTheGardener, interesting just to see what happens but I will probably put it in the garden to do it’s thing.
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