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Leopard Lily Plant stands out with its quirky little flowers! Check out our guide on how to grow these beautiful blooms easily!

Leopard Lily Plant

Also popular as Blackberry Lily, the Leopard Lily Plant can be a magnificent addition to any garden, thanks to its stunning flowers. Let’s have a look at how to grow it easily.

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Leopard Lily Plant Information

Native to native to Eastern Asia, the plant features sword-like leaves on stems that can grow as tall as 2-3 feet. The flowers are the main highlight of the plant with 2-4 inches wide petals having a leopard-like print on them.

Depending on the varieties, the blooms may have yellow to orange hues and they mainly blossom in the summer months.

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Propagating Leopard Lily Plant

The best way to grow Leopard Lily Plant is by seeds but as it can be a time consuming process, it would be a great idea to get a plant from a garden center and then transplant it into the garden or a new container of your choice.

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Requirements for Growing Leopard Lily Plant

Requirements for Growing Leopard Lily Plant


Leopard Lily flowers the best when it gets a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. It won’t mind dwelling in a bit of shade but the blooms will not be as much.

Pick a spot that gets good morning sun and is safe from the long exposure to harsh afternoon light.


The plant is not at all fussy when it comes to the growing medium and would do just fine in regular garden soil. To boost the growth and drainage, add a handful of sand and organic matter to the soil at the time of planting.


The plant is pretty much drought tolerant when mature so ensure you are never overwatering it. Moisten up the growing medium when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Do not water it on daily basis, especially while growing it in a pot.


Leopard Lily plant needs warm and humid conditions to thrive best. The ideal temperature for this plant is 85-75°F or 18-23°C. If the temperature falls below 50°F or 10°C, the plant may be at serious risk. 

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Leopard Lily Plant Care

Leopard Lily Plant Care


Feed the plant using a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half of its concentration once every 6-8 weeks to boost growth. Do this especially when you are growing it in pots. However, it would do just fine without any fertilizer if you are growing it in the garden.

Pests and Diseases

It is quite a hardy plant and generally never gets affected by pests or diseases. The only thing that you need to take care of is overwatering and sunlight.

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