Lovely, too, is its chartreuse lined perianth-cup, with six anthers and a white central pistil, that gives off a delicate perfume reminiscent of several tropical plants
There are about 10 species of plant belonging to Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family) and they all bear fragrant white flowers.
The lily’s main flowering season is in winter although it can bloom several times a year in spring or during summer.
The flower stalk, which for me appeared in December, resembled a slim version of an amaryllis stalk.
When this attained a height of 19″ inches, the outside bracts fell back and revealed five buds, with curving stems, that grew in size daily.
The first white flower opened with a span of four inches, showing off the Eucharist lilly plants beauty.
The easy to grow Amazon lilly bulbs can be bought in the fall. You can start with 4-5 bulbs in a six to eight-inch container since they bloom best when crowded.
Just remember to plant them with their necks slightly above the soil surface. Ensure that the soil is loose and well-drained. It’s important to note that they bloom best when pot bound.
Use regular soil with 25%-50% perlite or pumice. Add a to 1″ inch layer of gravel or charcoal at the bottom.
It thrives in a well-fertilized soil that’s rich in organic matter. The soil should also be kept evenly moist during the growing season for best results.
After flowering, you can reduce the rate of watering for about 2- 4 weeks to allow the plant to rest although caution should be taken not to dry out the soil completely.
After this, the plant will produce new stems and fragrant flowers. It is best to plant the Amazon lily in sunny conditions although not in direct sunlight as its leaves tend to get burned especially during spring or summer.
Remember to plant it in protected areas as the lily does not like to be blown about by the wind.
Amazon lilies produce offsets just like other bulbs, however, don’t be quick to replant them in a different container.
Allow them to reproduce till the container is full then divide them only when they seem ready to break the container. This is because their roots don’t like to be disturbed and can fail to bloom for a whole year or more after being repotted.
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