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Doryanthes Genus

Spear lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Doryanthes genus (Spear lily). This genus consists of evergreen, rosette-forming perennials with basal, arching, sword-shaped leaves. The inflorescence are short spikes with flower on the heads.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Succulents

Origin

Eastern Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

This species is frost tender, min 10C and it will need a sunny position with humus-rich, well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in spring, by mature bulbils or by suckers after flowering.

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