Lycoris Lycoris - Home Care

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Lycoris Lycoris - Home Care
Lycoris Lycoris - Home Care
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Amaryllis family. Homeland - Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Burma. There are about 20 species in nature. It is grown as ordinary indoor plants, and in the southern regions of the country, for example, in Sochi, as a garden plant.

Kinds

lycoris
lycoris

Lycoris radiata Lycoris radiata

Habitat: Japan, China.

Description: plant up to 60 cm high. Leaves are narrow, 7-15 cm long, 4-7 mm wide. From 5-7 bright red flowers are formed on the peduncle. The petals are narrow, about 1.5 cm wide, curved back. The stamens are very long - up to 20cm. From this this species of lycoris got the name "red spider".

lycoris
lycoris

Lycoris sanguinea Lycoris blood red

Synonyms: Hippeastrum sanguineum (Maxim.) H. Lev.

Habitat: Japan, China.

Description: plant up to 45 cm high. Leaves are narrow, no more than 1.5 cm wide. From 4-6 red flowers are formed on the peduncle. The diameter of the flowers is about 5 cm.

lycoris
lycoris

Lycoris squamigerum Licoris scaly

Synonyms: Amaryllis hallii Baker, Hippeastrum squamigerum (Maxim.) H. Lev.

The species was included in the classification in 1888.

Habitat: China, Japan, Korea

Description: plant up to 60 cm high. The bulb is not large, about 5 cm in diameter. Leaves are usually 5-6, about 30 cm long, about 2.5 cm wide. Leaves are belt-shaped, grayish-green. On the peduncle, 6-8 bluish-pink, fragrant flowers are formed. The perianth is funnel-shaped, with a diameter of 7.5 cm. Flowers stay in dissolution for about 5 days.

Licorice care

Life cycle: Lycoris differs from many other amaryllis in that it always blooms in a leafless state. The dormant period occurs in the summer months, from about June the leaves completely dry out and in the hottest season the plant "sleeps". In late August - early September, a peduncle appears from the ground, on which usually several flowers bloom. Flowers last up to 3 weeks. When flowering ends, the peduncle dries up, after two weeks leaves begin to grow. If the bulbs are small, then the plant grows reluctantly, slowly. Lycoris grows especially slowly in November-January, because it loses part of the roots after flowering, and it takes time for the development of the root system.

Temperature: Normal in summer, preferably not higher than 27 ° C, in winter with room content, it is advisable to create cooler conditions not higher than 18 ° C.

Watering: During the period of leaf growth, it is quite abundant, the soil should be moist, but have time to dry out before the next watering. From the time of wilting of the leaves (early summer) and until the end of flowering, do not water.

Lighting: Bright diffused light from April, with the appearance of leaves without shading, additional lighting may be needed, because vegetation occurs at a time when the daylight hours are short.

Transfer: As needed, every 3-4 years, in the fall. The bulbs do not need to be dug out during rest. Lycoris grows on light sandy loam, well-drained soils, slightly acidic reaction. An example of a potting mix: 1 part leaf land, 1 part peat, 1 part sand. The bulbs are completely buried in the ground, the planting depth is about 12 cm.

Reproduction: Seeds in spring. Daughter bulbs - each bulb is divided into two each year, separated after flowering. At the same time, after dividing, the lycoris takes root for a long time and this year it may not bloom.

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