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Peace lily wilted inexplicable

Go and get another pot and some potting soil (asap), turn the plant out of its pot, cut the rootball in half (a bread knife is great for this, or a sharp knife with a serrated edge), selecting an area ...
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Why don't people cultivate sarana (Kamchatka Lily)?

Assuming, we stick with Lilium medeoloides as the species in question, yes it is "readily grown" according to one supplier and suppliers do exist (in the UK at least). The difficulty I could see is ...
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Different kinds of shoots

Lilies are bulbs and can propagate from just one plant by growing bulbils, bulblets or offsets. Offsets grow near the parent in the ground and take a few years to flower. Leaves are normally the same ...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

From the daylilies faq When is the right time to plant daylilies? North In the North, spring planting is normally preferred. Fall planting in colder climates can prove fatal for daylilies ...
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Why don't people cultivate sarana (Kamchatka Lily)?

Gardeners are very utilitarian people. We like to see a good return for the effort expended, and we look after our needs before our wants. The staples such as beans and potatoes and corn produce well ...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

Daylilies are not bulbs - older types produce rhizomes, more modern hybrids don't necessarily, and the roots are quite fragile. The important thing when digging up and splitting a daylily is to ensure ...
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

Looks like a Siberian Lily to me (Lilium pensylvanicum) Dave's Garden
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

It's one of the Asiatic Lilies, not sure which variety. There's a similar example here http://www.overthegardengate.net/garden/archives/template.asp?LinkID=596 though I think yours is more orange than ...
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When can I cut back regal lilies without damaging the bulbs?

It is probably the lovely fog in Sonoma that never lets the flowers turn yellow. I'd say, you can cut them safely in the Fall. The cold would have already sent the bulbs into hibernation, by say ...
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When should I remove the spent stalks on my daylilies?

If you have the time, clip out the flowered stems as close to the base as possible now; if you clip out one or two leaves by accident, that's not a problem, many professional growers deliberately ...
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Why don't people cultivate sarana (Kamchatka Lily)?

I agree that Kamchatka lily is Fritillaria camschatcensis - assuming that's the plant you mean, it requires acid, humus rich soil that is well drained but never dries out, and relatively shady ...
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

If anyone is interested, after one month, this mutant Asiatic lily grew to the result shown below. Quite an impressive result.
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

I have asiatic lilies too. Do you mean the compressed growth in the center of the other lilies? That's just the main, bug bulb that's growing. It will eventually get taller, telescope upward, and "...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

I haven't had much trouble thinning and spreading daylilies just dig them up move them to where you want them, divide them into clumps of 3-5 plants... if they are a in a good new home they should ...
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Should I deadhead my daylilies?

You don't have to, although there are many sources that say you should for the reblooming varieties in particular. In reality, it doesn't make much difference to blooming. I've never bothered, frankly,...
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Why do pink rain lillies flower after rains, but not from being watered? How to make them flower?

It's not the rain as such, it's the high humidity when it rains that triggers flowering. As said previously, they need periods of drought and they are bulbs, which means they may repeat flower, but ...
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How to overwinter a potted oriental lily in an apartment?

Your plan as outlined is a good one - I'd just add that its a good idea to give a balanced liquid fertilizer weekly while the leaves are present, after the flowers are starting to fade, because that's ...
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Are there too many Asiatic lilies in this pot?

No, they won't 'sort themselves out', you'll need to split and replant them in different pot/s, but the time to do that is around September, when flowering is over and just before or when they go ...
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What are these plants? Please help identify

Found it from a reddit answer. The plants I received are actually white rain lily rather than sword lily which I ordered.
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What are these plants? Please help identify

Having difficulty recognising this - it might be one of the Tritonia - there is one called Tritonia gladiolaris with a synonym name of Gladiolus lineatus, which might explain why you haven't got the ...
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Getting rid of strange eggs in houseplant soil

This is, just as you thought, a mould, which lives off the organic matter in the soil. Remove it and provide more air circulation if possible. Stirring up the top half inch of the soil sometimes ...
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Maintain potted lily?

yes, Lilies do like full sun, 6-8 hours of light a day. This one does appear to be at the end of its blooming cycle. The flower petals will turn brown and fall off. You are then left with the plant ...
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Should I deadhead my daylilies?

Daylilies are named perfectly. The flower is ONLY open one day and then dies. YES you should pop off those flowers, not only will it keep the entire plant healthier but all the unopened flowers will ...
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Deer ate my lily buds last year. Will the bulbs survive this year?

I used Irish Spring this year for lilies to keep bunnies/deer away. It worked! They grew 1.50 ft higher & budded. The Irish Spring went away in the rain several weeks later. Then I saw it!!! All ...
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