Don’s Expert Answers: Removing spider lillies

Question From:
Anna Feher-holan in white rock, white rock Queensland

Nature of problem:
Removing spider lillies

Type of Plant (if known):
Spider lillie

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Want to remove

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

How long since you planted it:
4 mths

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Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Hi I planted spider lillies under my lilly pillys when I did I inadvertently hit a root and killed one of my trees. I have now decided to plant mainly edibles in my garden and want to kill off remove the spider lillies but scared to try and dig up in case i kill another tree. Is there a no dig way i can effectively kill them? Thank you.

It seems impossible that you killed a tree by damaging its root. Just relax and remove your plants and all will be fine. Might I suggest that you contact the local garden club: they might come and remove the plants for you. Spider lilies are very much sought after plants. Don