The Q&A Archives: Care For Princess Lilies

Question: I bought 2 Princess Lilies, the Zsa Zsa, staprizsa. I am almost positive the they had the Monrovia band around the container. I have set these out about a month ago and they are still not blooming. Can you give me any ideas on getting them to bloom? Thanks for any help you can give me. I couldn't find them in your list of plants.

Answer: "Princess Zsa Zsa" is a compact (meaning shorter) alstroemeria (Peruvian lily) bred specially for container culture, although it can also be planted in the ground. A new plant can take a little while to become re-established, so you may need to be patient with yours at first. For best results, they should be grown in full sun to partial shade (for example, in hot weather, morning sun and shaded in the afternoon) and should never be allowed to dry out during the growing season. The soil mix should be evenly moist yet well drained so they are not kept soggy. Fertilize with a water soluble fertilizer for flowering plants according to the label instructions. They are sensitive to salt buildup in the soil, so take care not to overfertilize. I hope it starts to bloom soon.

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