International Journal of Horticulture and Floriculture ISSN 2167-0455 Vol. 5 (4), pp. 304-309, April, 2017. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash on growth and flower yield of ratoon spider lily (Hymenocallis littoralis)

PK Kejkar and ND Polara

Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh – 362001, India.

*Corresponding author E-mail: pradipkejkar.8687@yahoo.in

Accepted 02 September, 2014

Abstract

The investigation was carried out to study the effect of various levels of N, P and K on ratoon spider lily. All the growth parameters were significantly influenced due to different levels of nitrogen. Application of nitrogen at 400 Kg N ha-1 with three equal split doses recorded significantly the highest plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf length and width, number of flower stalk per plant, length of flower stalk, number of flower buds per stalk, number of flower buds per plant, flowering duration of single stalk, number of flower buds per net plot as well as flower yield per hectare. Phosphorus also plays a significant role in improving growth parameters at higher level except, number of leaves per plant. Phosphorus at 200 Kg P2O5 was recorded maximum number of flower stalks per plant, number of flower buds per stalk, length of flower stalk, maximum flowering duration, number of flower buds per plant, number of flower buds harvested per net plot and flower yield per hectare. The optimum growth and flowering yield was obtained with application of 400 Kg N ha-1 and 200 Kg P2O5 ha-1.

Keywords: Nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, flower, ratoon spider lily.