Plant type: bulbous.
Description: These are tropical, evergreen bulbous plants. If you want to have a flower that will decorate your garden with both unusual foliage and magnificent flowering, then eucharis is perfect for these purposes. The foliage has a dark green tint, and each leaf is about 15 cm wide. The flowers have a great aroma, and their shade is white. The flowering period is in spring, summer or autumn, and the flowers, the number of which varies from 3 to 6, are formed on a strong stem, which on average reaches about 45 cm in height.
- Origin: Colombia.
- Temperature regime: Eucharis flower requires a minimum winter temperature of 15 degrees.
- Humidity level: high.
Euharis – care
Lighting: full sun or partial shade. The sun’s rays should be indirect, and it is best if they come from the south or west. Constant exposure to direct sunlight can burn foliage.
Soil type: Eucharis, which is rather difficult to care for, requires the following soil composition: two parts loam, one part peat or leafy humus, and one part well-rotted manure and sand. The soil must be well-drained. Drainage can be determined as follows: if after heavy rain there are still puddles on the ground for 5-6 hours, then it is necessary to choose another place for landing. You can also improve the soil by adding organic fertilizers so that the drainage is more perfect. For this, peat moss, compost, tree bark or manure is suitable. Otherwise, the bulbs will not survive in the soil, where water constantly stagnates.
Watering: The soil should be kept moist at all times, and the watering rate should be reduced in winter or during the dormant period. Between October and April, the soil should be dry. It is advisable to use warm water.
Fertilizers: Feed should be applied monthly from spring to autumn. You can use any water soluble fertilizer.
Eucharis – pests
May be affected by mealy worms. Eucharis, whose pests can interfere with the normal development of the plant, should be regularly inspected for suspicious insects. In addition, if you buy a flower, you also need to carefully examine it so as not to bring pests into the garden or greenhouse.
Reproduction: carried out by separating the bulbs.
Planting: bulbs should be planted at a depth of 5 cm, and the distance between plants should be about 10-15 cm. Focus on the following calculation: about 6 bulbs per 25 cm container. Water the flowers thoroughly after planting. Eucharis, which often has a positive effect, should be transplanted after flowering has ended.
Uses: Eucharis amazon lily is mainly used for ornamental purposes and is often grown in containers.
Additionally: Eucharis are characterized by the fact that they can bloom more than once a year. In the midst of flowering, pay attention to the pleasant aroma of flowers, it is because of it that euharis is so popular. When flowering is over, leave the plant and in no case cut off the foliage, because, in this way, it accumulates vitamins and nutrients for the next year. Also continue regular watering, the soil should be evenly moist.
Since the plant is able to grow well in the shade, it can also be grown indoors. If you grow a flower in the garden, then you need to choose a place that is reliably protected from frost. Many gardeners are wondering: why doesn’t eucharis bloom? The most likely cause is usually an earthen ball that is too large, as this flower thrives best in a tight container.