Eucharis : Greenhouse Plants

T – tropical, minimum of 18°C (65°F)

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Colombia

These are tropical bulbs which should be planted several to a pot in spring into peat-based compost. If there is no foliage the tip of the bulb should be just above the surface. A temperature of 21°C (70°F) is needed for these to get going well, and thereafter at least 18°C (65°F). When growing well there should be two or three lots of flowers produced annually and they really are worth striving for. Flowers are large, white and vaguely Narcissus-like with a delightful sweet scent. While temperatures are up to optimum water freely except for a short period in autumn. I have found it best not to dry them out completely between flowering unless temperatures have to drop. Eucharis amazonica (E. grandiflora) is the Amazon Lily and the most often grown. Propagation is either by offsets removed in spring or by seed sown as soon as ripe.

15. July 2013 by admin
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