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Urceolina amazonica is often confused with:
Hosta Hosta spp.
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Urceolina amazonica

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Eucharis amazonica
Description

A tropical evergreen bulb with hosta-like leaves; fragrant; can be grown in containers.   Prefers 50% dappled or bright shade.  Place the tip of the neck above the soil line, 4-5 per 6-inch pot with well-drained evenly moist soil.  They flower best when they are pot-bound but bulbs do not like to be disturbed and should only be repotted when necessary. They are frost tender and can be injured below 68 degrees F (20 degrees C)

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#tropical#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#container plant#shade tolerant#frost tender#cut flowers#patio#deck#high humidity#tropical evergreen#shade bulb
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#tropical#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#container plant#shade tolerant#frost tender#cut flowers#patio#deck#high humidity#tropical evergreen#shade bulb
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Urceolina
    Species:
    amazonica
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Peru
    Bulb Storage:
    Store bulbs in peat at 68 degrees F (20 degrees C). To induce flowering, the growing plants must receive at least four weeks at 80-85 degrees (27-29 degrees C) followed by a minimum temperature drop of 14 degrees F (8 degrees C), e.g., down to 65-70 degrees F (18-21 degrees C). These temperatures must be very constant or bulbs may not flower. After 12 weeks at the lower temperatures, the plants should flower. Subsequently, the high temperature treatment should be repeated. Thus, the plants can flower twice per year. If water is withheld, the foliage will senesce and sometimes this will also induce flowering.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Normally blooms in winter but can be a seasonal bloomer 2-3 times a year by cutting back on water for one month. When new growth appears, resume watering. Flowers appear in clusters of 3-6 flowers that are daffodil-like, showy, fragrant, waxy white blooms. They are grown commercially for cut flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy oval to eliptic with long petioles, evergreen and attractive.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Humidity