|HIPPEASTRUM STRIATUM - BARBADOS LILY|
Common name (s)
Lis rouge, Barbados lily, Easter lily, Orange lily, Amaryllis, Belladonna lily, Cape belladonna, Lirio, Naked lady lily, Pink lady, Resurrection lily, Fire lily, Giant amaryllis, Royal Dutch amaryllis.
Amaryllidaceae (Lily family).
The genus Hippeastrum encompasses 75 species; they are referred to as Amaryllis. Most are from tropical South America and are hybrids.
A perennial bulbous plant, growing all year round in the tropics and in the glass house.
It produces 3 to 6 glossy strap like leaves.
The blooms come from two on a stem; it last 4 - 7 days; the flowers are trumpet shaped.
The Barbados lily is attractive to bees and butterflies; the flowers are fragrant.
The bulb has medicinal properties and is used against asthma, bronchitis, constipation and respiratory diseases. It contains the phytochemicals Galanthamine and Lycorine.
USDA zone 8 - 11
Dividing bulbs (including offsets)
Needs full sun to 30%; protect from low temperature; flowers after 06 - 12 months and blooms repeatedly.
It can be kept indoors in a large container, outdoors or in the green house.
Needs well drained, sandy loose soil.
It can also be also used for landscaping.
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