Reasons for removing dead flowers
Wilted inflorescences disturb some gardening enthusiasts not only visually with the overall impression of an ornamental lily with its fresh green leaves. For the seeds to ripen on the withered inflorescences, the plant also needs energy, which it then lacks elsewhere. If you regularly cut off faded inflorescences as a maintenance measure, your African lily will produce more flowers and stronger growth overall.
- Hibernate the African Lily: cut off the leaves or not?
- Caring for the African Lily: To cut or not?
- Propagate the African Lily correctly
Let the seeds of the African lily ripen
The African lily Agapanthus is usually propagated by root division due to the strong root growth. But you can also let the inflorescences ripen after the flowering period and thus enable the plant to self-sow the seeds.
Tips & Tricks
If you would like to harvest the seeds of the African lily and sow them at a certain point, you should wait for the seeds to ripen in September for the seed harvest. Then remove the withered inflorescences and leaves at the same time so that the plants can recharge their batteries before overwintering.