Eustefia Eustephia

Eustefia Eustephia
Eustefia Eustephia
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Amaryllis family. Homeland - Peru, Bolivia. There are about 19 species in nature.

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This genus is a perennial herb, less often shrubs. Root system - bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers. Basal and stem leaves, often narrow, entire. Inflorescence - spike, umbrella, brush or panicle in some species, the flowers are single. The flowers are bisexual. Tepals - 6, in one or 2 tiers, free or accrete, forming a short tube, with or without a crown. There are 6 stamens, their filaments are sometimes fused at the base.

Eustephia coccinea Cav.

Synonyms: Amaryllis bicolor Ruiz & Pav., Eustephia coccinea var. multiflora Vargas, Eustephia macleanica Herb., Hippeastrum bicolor (Ruiz & Pav.) Baker, Phaedranassa rubroviridis Baker, Phycella bicolor (Ruiz & Pav.) Herb.

Habitat: Peru.

Description: The bulb is ovoid, about 2.5 cm in diameter. Leaves are bright green, narrow, linear, about 1 cm wide, 30-45 cm long, appear after flowering. On the peduncle, up to 8-10 medium-sized (no more than 2.5 cm), bright red flowers with green tips on each petal are formed. The throat is green. Flowering in late spring, early summer.

Habitat: high above sea level, in a strip of subtropical forests. These places are characterized by strong daily temperature fluctuations. In summer, daytime temperatures range from 20-21 ° С, at night they drop to + 4-6 ° С. In winter, in the area where Eustefia grows, there is a dry dormant period, when temperatures drop to + 2 ° C. Therefore, eustefia has a pronounced dormant period, and after flowering, it sheds its leaves. It grows in sunny places, on loose, slightly acidic soil, where there is a lot of sand and gravel. The bulbs are buried in the soil to the middle.

Eustefia is propagated by daughter bulbs and seeds.

At home, Eustefia is rare, usually in the collections of specialists, amaryllis lovers, the genus is described for the purpose of acquaintance.

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