Hymenocallis Caribaea, Spider Lilly - Plant
Description for Hymenocallis Caribaea, Spider Lilly
You can find them flowering in the evenings and get to enjoy its explicit beauty with intoxicating fragrance at its best from dusk to dawn.
Hymenocallis caribaea is a bulb-forming perennial. Leaves are up to 80 cm long. Umbel contains as many as 12 white flowers. Tepals are narrowly linear, up to 10 cm long, usually drooping at flowering time
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Caribbean Spiderlily, Spider Lily, White Lily,Hymenocallis littoralis.||White.||Mid Summer,Late Summer/Early Fall||18-24 inch.||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
|Best in full sun, but tolerate light shade,bright indirect sunlight||Prefers fertile, moist and well-drained soil, though tolerant of other soil types.3 parts all-purpose potting mix: 1 part coarse sand||Water generously throughout the growing season, keeping the soil evenly moist. Cut back in winter, watering just enough to prevent the soil from drying out completely.||Warm 70-85F, 21-29C during active growth; minimum winter temperature of 60F/16C||Feed every 2 weeks in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
Caring for Hymenocallis Caribaea
- To get the best from your plants, divide them every 5 to 10 years and replant in freshly dug soil enriched with compost, ground rock mineral fertilizer and composted animal manure.
- If your plants are not flowering, it might be because of the too much shade, starving and need a feed, the area is too dry and plants need supplementary watering.
Typical uses of Hymenocallis Caribaea
Ornamental use: It is a garden jewel that will be excellent for tropical and subtropical gardens, parks and landscapes. Even without flowers, the glossy dark-green foliage of the Caribbean Spiderlily continues to be a great attraction. Spectacular herbaceous flowering plant that is suitable in large containers or raised planters.
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