Sprekelia

Sprekelia spp.

profile iconSprekelia formosissima 2
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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.

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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Red