Zephyranthes robusta, Pink Fairy Lily - Bulbs

Zephyranthes Robusta widely grown as an ornamental. It is one of the most prolific of the summer flowering rain lilies.
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About Zephyranthes robusta

This name is a synonym of Habranthus robustus. This perennial spreads up to 6 inches. Deep green leaves are of about 5 to 10 mm wide and 30 to 40 cm long. Funnel-shaped flowers, 5 to 6 cm long.

Common Name Brazilian copper lily, pink fairy lily or the pink rain lily
Height Up to 12 inches
Flower Colour Lavender to pale pink
Bloom Time Late summer to early fall
Difficulty Level Moderate to grow

Planting and care

  • Reduce water as the foliage dies back, and keep barely moist when dormant
  • Fertilize weekly when in the bud condition
  • Mulch it well during the winter
  • Protect from excessive moisture in the winter
  • Give the plants a light fertilizer during growth
  • After blooming has finished, keep the leaves as it is for storage of food in the bulb

Zephyranthes robusta care

  • Plough the bulbs 3 to 4 inches deep and 5 to 7 inches apart in the fall or winter or spring season, in a soil-based potting mix in full light
  • Bulbs can be transplanted after 2 years of growth
  • They can be propagated by dividing the bulbs and from the seed
  • Remove offsets in winter and pot up separately
Sunlight Full sun or partial shade
Watering Medium
Soil Fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
Temperature 12 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Summer to fall (flowers and bulbs)

Zephyranthes robusta special feature


Zephyranthes robusta uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Habranthus robustus is widely grown as an ornamental

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do zephyranthes robusta grow?

On average zephyranthes robusta grows Up to 12 inches

What color are zephyranthes robusta?

A zephyranthes robusta plant bears flowers of color Lavender to pale pink

How hard is zephyranthes robusta to grow?

A zephyranthes robusta is Moderate to grow

How much sunlight does a zephyranthes robusta need?

A zephyranthes robusta prefers Full sun or partial shade

How much water does a zephyranthes robusta need?

A zephyranthes robusta prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a zephyranthes robusta need?

Fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil

What temperature does a zephyranthes robusta like?

12 to 30 degrees C

How should I fertilize my zephyranthes robusta?

Use any organic fertilizer.


Friday, 24 January 2020

Kumari Divya

Sunday, 27 August 2017

What is other hindi name of this plant?

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

What fertilizer should we use for this plant

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