Cut Dried Gymea Lily Flower?

Question From: 
Beverly Petersen in  Raymond Terrace,  Raymond Terrace NSW

 

Nature of problem: 
Do I cut off the stem and flower head of a Gymea Lily after it has finished flowering and dried out?

 

Type of Plant (if known): 
Gymea Lily

 

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
None

 

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
Sandy

 

How often do you water the plant:
Once a week

 

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
5

 

What type of plant is it:
Gymea Lily

 

How long since you planted it:
6 years

 

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Nothing

 

Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 
Outdoors

 

What other treatments have you given the plant: 
None

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Other Comments: 

 

Answer:  Hi Bev,  It really doesn’t matter. If you leave it alone, it may set seed which you can grow (this takes several months). Once the clump flowers, no matter what you do, the clump dies and sends up several new clumps around the old clump. Some years later you get several flowers from the enlarged clump. In any case if the dead stem is ugly, cut it off – this does no harm.   Don

 
 

 

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