#13: Aztec Lily (Sprekelia formosissima)
says, "Distinctive presentation. Larger bulbs capable of more than one blooming stem. Overwintered dry in basement.
"Looks like an Amaryillis that wants to be an orchid"
Seem to flower best when left undisturbed in pot following year."
added, "Sprekelia formosissima is native to Mexico. They do best in well-drained alkaline soil kept dry during their winter dormancy. However in my very wet winter and spring here in the Pacific Northwest it has survived and bloomed two years in a row before succumbing to a gopher. I am going to try it again and plant euphorbia beside it.
They benefit from a feeding in the growing season the same as say tulips and daffodils.
Requires genetic material from two different clones to set seeds. Once you have mature seed it takes about 7 years for the plant to mature and bloom."