Red Spider Lily
East Africa & Asia
The Lycoris Radiata is a perennial plant and are unique, with sturdy slender stems and exotic, spider-shaped blossoms. With their bright, tropical feel, red spider lilies are best suited for warmer climates. In late summer blooms will appear atop a long, leafless stalk. Once it blooms, the flowers are dramatic with curled tepals and long curved stamens.
The Red spider lily should be planted in a full-sun environment. Spider lilies adapt to many types of soils but prefer well drained soil. They are fairly drought tolerant and require only small amounts of water.
It will bloom in late summer and be around 60-70 cm tall. The leaves remain green all winter long and at the first hint of warm weather the following spring, they will die.
Lycoris resents transplanting and will take a couple of years to re-establish themselves before flowering resumes.
Best planted in mass for border plantings, a line along a walkway, decorate fence and around an ornamental tree.
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.
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