Spider Lily (Hymenocallis caribaea 'Tropical Giant') in the Spider Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 24-48 inches
Plant Spread: 36-60 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: Depends on winter warmth or lack thereof
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: All parts are poisonous if eaten
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: When the seeds mature, just toss them on the ground or on the surface of the pot beneath the parent plants. Keep the soil moist. Germination can take up to 3-4 months
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: 2011-08-05
By xeronema
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Location: Jacksonville, TX
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Location: Jacksonville, TX
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 6, 2011 1:01 PM

For many years I grew this happily as a houseplant in a south-facing window. It was a rapid multiplier and demanded frequent division, repotting and heavy fertilization and watering, but was otherwise problem free. Once or twice a year it would produce its magnificent scapes of giant blooms that would scent the air at night with the fragrance of vanilla and chocolate.

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