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Zephyranthes minuta


Zephyranthes minuta

Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms: Zephyranthes grandiflora
Common Name: Storm Lily, Rose Amaryllis, Zephyr-Lily, Rain Lily, 韭莲, 风雨花


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Mexico, Guatemala
Native Habitat Terrestrial

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a grass like herbaceous plant and grows around 15 to 30 cm tall.
Foliage Its leaves and green, narrow and strap-like.
Flowers Its flowers are large, measuring to 10 cm across, pink with a small white throat.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Groundcover, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Easy to Grow, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Seed, Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink

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Master ID 1278
Species ID 2571
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.