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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Hippeastrum aulicum
 

Seems to thrive in a gritty soil like most bulbs.

  
Author:  William Herbert
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:  No (Very well drained)
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum- -Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 (75) Centimetres
Flower:  Scarlet
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Lily of the Palace
Synonyms:  Amaryllis aulica John Bellenden Ker Gawler. 1817. Omphalissa aulica, Richard Anthony Salisbury 1866

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Herbert but when, I can't say. It is found in the forests of Brazil and Paraguay, growing as an epiphytic, but can be grown in a well drained soil like orchid mix with quite some water and little to some sun. The bulb can grow to tweve centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are scarlet.

Surprisingly, this is actually an epiphytic, usually found on bare rocks and large trees.

This is an evergreen species. It usually blooms in autumn to winter.