The indoor specialist: The beautiful Eucharis Lily

Eucharis ( Amazon ) Lily

The bulbous Eucharis or Amazon lily produces star shaped clusters of white flowers held high above the plant.

Each cluster contains 3-6 fragrant flowers. Amazon lily flowers are very showy, leaves are large and spectacular.

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The large showy Amazon Lily white flowers are borne in an umbel of three to ten on an erect scape 40-80 cm long.

The flowers are beautiful in having a prominent corona, which is sometimes tinged with green.

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The word “eucharis” comes from the Green eu-, meaning “good, true, original,” and charis, meaning “loveliness, grace, and favor.” It seems well-named, judging from this description.

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Adding to the allure of the plant are the large, glossy, elliptic to oval leaves on long petioles that provide a perfect foil for the showy flowers. Leaves may be several inches wide, and they form a tight rosette that arises from the bulb.

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The eucharist lily can bloom several times a year and prefers dappled shade when planted outside in the garden.
One can also grow them in pots to place them in the bathroom or even in balcony.

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This Ecuadorian native is an excellent container plant and is happy in greenhouse, solarium or even on a windowsill, where a lightly shaded environment can be provided.

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Facts About Amazon Lily

• Amazon Lily is a bulbous perennial plant.
• Amazon Lily plant leaves are basal and narrow into petioles.
• Amazon Lily is a beautiful shade loving plant from South America.
• The shinny dark green foliage is very attractive.
• The broad stalked leaves are 20-55 cm long and 10-20 cm broad.
• The glossy leaves of Amazon Lily plant are deep green, several inches wide and in the form of a rosette.
• The tall Amazon Lily spikes bear fragrant, waxy, long lasting white flowers.
• Mature clumps can flower at different times of the year but more often it will flower in the spring.
• It likes shade and sheltered areas and makes an excellent potted plant.
• The bulbs will go dormant if the temperatures goes near freezing.
• Amazon Lily plants can flower twice a year.
• All parts of Amazon Lily plant are poisonous if ingested.
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