Gardening Information
Home Encyclopedia Video Garden Products Buy Seeds

  Gardening Themes

    Garden Dictonary
    Rose Flowers
    Seeds Reference
    Plant Finder

    State Flowers

    Seed Germination

  Seasonal Gardening
    House Plants


AMAZON OR BETHLEHEM LILY (Euchatis grandiflora)

A fragrant, South American amaryllid with dusters of lovely, narcissus-like white flowers appearing on stalks fromI to 2 feet in height. The bulbs may be started any time during the year in Potting Mixture 4- Plant 3 bulbs in a 6-inch pot and leave the necks extending above the soil. Keep medium dry until active growth begins; then use plenty of water until the flowering period is over. Grow in a temperature of 70 to 75 degrees, or even warmer. Eucharis grandiflora is evergreen, so don't stop watering entirely after Howering; just reduce it. Do not re-pot until the roots threaten to break the container-all members of the amaryllis family resent any disturbance of their root structure.