The Eucharis is an onion flower and belongs to the Amaryllis family (bot. Amaryllidaceae). Find out more information here!
Botanical name: Eucharis amazonica
Plant family: Amaryllis family (bot. Amaryllidaceae)
Occurrence: South America
The Eucharis originated in South America, more precisely in northwestern Peru. There it thrives in the shady undergrowth of the rainforest at altitudes between 500 and 1500 m and found its way to Europe at the end of the 19th century. The name comes from the Greek and means ‘very beautiful’. In order to protect itself from rain in its home area, the flower naturally hangs around the crown. The stems are approx. 60 to 70 cm long and are leafless. On each stem there are about five to eight flowers with a brilliant white crown and green side crowns.
Due to its extraordinary beauty, it is particularly popular with noble bouquets for special events. Its brilliant white flowers even made a royal career in 2010 and received worldwide attention, namely at the wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden. The bridal bouquet with white Eucharis was acclaimed all over the world.
Care tips for Eucharis
The Amazon Lily has beautiful white, daffodil-like flowers that gradually open. The first flower that opens on a stem becomes a bit glassy at some point, this is the right time to remove it. Everything that has faded should always be cut off directly so that the remaining buds do not lose the strength they need to grow. The clipped flowers grow back after a few days and you will enjoy this extraordinary flower for a long time. We sent you the Eucharis with silver skins. You are welcome to remove these. Also, remember to change the water every 3 days and prune the flowers again with a sharp knife.
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