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Author:  William Herbert, 1824
Origin:  NE Argentina, Uruguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Whitish
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Rain Lily, Rainlily
Synonyms:  Amaryllis gracilis, Spreng. 1827.
Hippeastrum gracilifolium, Baker, 1878.
Zephyranthes gracilifolia, Baker, 1878.
Amaryllis gracilifolia, Schult. & Schult.f.
Amaryllis gracilis, Spreng.
Habranthus boothianus, Herb.
Habranthus gracilifolius var. boothianus, Herb.
Zephyranthes gracilifolia var. bijou, E.Holmb.
Zephyranthes gracilifolia var. bulula, E.Holmb.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William Herbert in 1824. It is found in Argentina and Uruguay, growing in a well sandy soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 centimetres in height. The surprisingly large flowers are usually pink, but almost white forms are found.

Flowers in the early autumn.

The genera is named for its spectacular flowers. The species is named for its delicate leaves.