A picture of a Sprekelia

Sprekelia

Sprekelia spp.

Sprekelia formosissima 2 by jjharrison89@facebook.com (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sprekelia

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Sprekelia Overview

The genus Sprekelia contains 2 species of bulbous flowering perennial plants in the Amaryllis family, from Central America. Sprekelia formosissima is commonly cultivated as a houseplant and known by the name Aztec lily. They have tall spikes of solitary, usually red orchid-like flowers above glossy strap-like leaves. In warmer climates, they can be grown outside.

Special features of Sprekelia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Sprekelia

Grown for its showy, red flowers in spring.