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I bought a kaffir lilly plant and plant it last spring. I split it into 3, and it flowered beautifully late autumn I cut of the dead flower spikes, and the books say mark the spot it will return this autumn, but the leaves are still 18 inches high, a couple have turned brown, but do I cut it back at all or leave it, thank you in anticipation



The official advice is to cut the plant down after flowering and protect the crown with compost, but I leave mine because I like to see the foliage and it probably does a good job of protecting the crown anyway.

22 Feb, 2011


Same here - I just remove any dead leaves now and again and let the plants get on with it.

22 Feb, 2011

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