Gardening

Zephyranthes carinata or Rain Lily care

Zephyranthes carinata also known as Rain Lily, Heart of Mary, Pink Goblin, Tears of Mary or Cefirante . It belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family, of the genus Zephyranthes, of which there are usually about 70 species of bulbous plants. It is originally from Mexico.

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Zephyranthes carinata characteristics

Bulbous herbaceous plant  that can grow to about 30 cm in height.

The leaves are canaliculate (grooved in the center), narrow and green.

The flowers are campanuliform, pink with yellow parts. It blooms in the summer. After the rains it blooms, producing open star-shaped flowers with 6 to 8 petals with rounded tips.

Zephyranthes carinata care

It is a specimen that is used for terraces, borders, decorating rockeries or to form isolated groups.

It requires being in full sun or semi-shade. When the winter weather is too cold, the plant cannot remain in the ground, so the bulbs must be sheltered.

In cold areas it is grown in pots and indoors.

As for the soil, this must be sand, organic matter and leaf mulch so that the substrate is permeable.

Watering should be done regularly in the vegetative period of the plant. Later it will become more scarce and suspend when the leaves turn yellow.

In the winter there should be little irrigation and it is grown outdoors, protected from the rain.

The fertilizer will be with organic matter at the time of planting bulbs.

It is a specimen that does not usually present pest and disease problems.

It is propagated by dividing bulbs in the winter, when the plant is at rest.

Without a doubt, a plant that has it all, but do you know it? If you have the joy of having it at home, do not hesitate to give us a few tips or advice to make it look beautiful and healthy.

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