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Amaryllis family. Homeland - the provinces of Coquimbo, O'Higgins and Aconcagua, Chile. There is only one species in nature:
Traubia modesta (Phil.) Ravenna.
Synonyms: Amaryllis modesta ((Phil.) Traub & Uphof), Hippeastrum modestum ((Phil.) Baker), Lapiedra chilensis (F.Phil.ex Phil.), Traubia chilensis (F.Phil.ex Phil.) Moldenke.
The species was included in the classification in 1878.
Description: rare, endangered species. The plant is not tall, no more than 15 cm. On the flower arrow 1-5 white, zygomorphic flowers are formed. The petals are narrow, pointed, slightly curved, with small red stripes closer to the throat. Filaments are short, white. Leaves are linear. During flowering, the leaves are lost.
The description of this rare species of the amaryllis family is provided here for informational purposes only. Traubia modesta is endangered due to the destruction of its habitat and can hardly be attributed even to rare indoor plants. It is almost impossible to find seeds or bulbs of this plant on sale. We can only hope that this rare plant will not disappear anyway.
Traubia - care and conditions
Habitat: coastal meadows, valleys and gentle slopes of the foothills. The temperature regime in the homeland of Traubia is as follows: daytime temperatures in the summer period are 20-25 ° С, in winter up to -4 ° С. These places are characterized by strong daily temperature fluctuations. It rains only in winter.
Lighting: Full sunlight.
Air humidity: like all plants in meadows, it is covered with dew every day in the morning and evening.
Soil: Grows on sandy soils. Bulbs are completely buried in the ground.
Reproduction: Seeds and dividing bulbs.
If you have such a miracle, we recommend using a small clay pot with a wide opening at the bottom. Terra vita soil mixed in half with sand and a few pieces of charcoal. Watering during the growing season only after the soil dries up - in the upper layers the soil must be absolutely dry! Try to pour water closer to the walls of the pot. Do not leave amaryllidaceae in the heat (for example, on a balcony or room on a hot sunny day when all windows are closed).