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What fertiliser should I use on my Cape York Lilies?

I was recently given a miniature Cape York Lily. It is just coming out of dormancy, so it has some leaves but no flowers yet. The tag says to feed slow release fertiliser but doesn't specify what sort. Should it be one low in phosphorous (ie. specifically for natives) or does it not matter? Also, when is the best time of year to divide them? Thanks.

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Hi Kerrie,

The Cape York Lily (Curcuma australasica) can be fertilised with Yates Dynamic Lifter which contains both a slow and fast release fertiliser as well as a granular wetting agent. The best time to divide the plant would be during the winter months but you may not need to do this for a few years if the plant is still quite small.



Answered: 21 Nov, 2011

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