12 responses to “Eucharis amazonica”

  1. Tiffany

    BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for this wonderful picture.

  2. Alan Meerow

    The plant pictured is Eucharis amazonica, not E. x grandiflora.

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Alan!

  4. Barry J. Sewall

    Recently bought one of these plants from ‘Logee’s Greenhouses’ and didn’t have much luck with it. To me it seemed like it just died. Later on in the summer I happened to see it start growing a leaf. Can anyone inform me of why this ‘EUCHARIS AMAZONICA’ plant came back?
    Thank you so much!

  5. Terry

    I too bought one from Logee’s and it did very poorly for about 2 years. Now, it’s got lots of leaves but no hint of a flower. Maybe it’s just a very slow grower? Can anyone help?

  6. Richard Pitchers

    This is an easy plant for me, flowers a lot and doesn’t seem to be very demanding at all. I grew it in a potting mix of 1 part perlite, 1 part vermiculite, and 1 part peat moss. I feed it half strength of whatever the feed manufacturer says. Thus if it says I tsp per gallon, I use half a teaspoon every time I water the plant, I water by plunging the whole pot in a bucket. I keep it out of direct sunlight, although the sun does hit it for a couple of hours a day. Think dappled sunlight in the jungle. I don’t repot it at all, seems to like crowding for flowers. Have three bulbs in a 12″ pot and they have been there for a good 5 years. Every now and then I remove the top of the potting mix and add new. Temperature is arond 65F. in the winter, in summer it reaches whatever the temperature is outside because I keep the windows open during the day.

  7. Barbara

    I’ve had my amazon lily 20-25 years in a pot (Long Island NY) and keep it cool in winter and outside in shade in summer. Bloomed obout once a year, sometimes two…one stalk with 6 gorgeous white flowers. Never transplanted it. This year it has 4 stalks, each with 6 flowers. Gorgeous
    Simple pleasures

  8. Lori Witham

    I live in Papua New Guinea (South Pacific equatorial island) and we have Eucharis Amazonica growing beautifully in our office backyard in a pot in the hot (80-90F) humid lowlands, but I’ve recently seen it in backyards in the cooler (60-80F) highlands. I took photos thinking it was native to PNG, only to find on the web that it originated in Columbia! How do you think it came to be here? Just a happy gardener bringing it in? Or is there a possibility mine is a PNG species (though it looks just like your photo) ?

  9. Lynne Bilton

    I’m not familiar with eucharis. But have been asked to make it in sugar for a wedding cake. I’ve found loads of pictures and have no concerns about making it EXCEPT I can’t find out how big or small the flowers are. Can anyone give me some dimensions please? I have until April 2009, so please help me!!!

  10. Eric in SF

    Lynne – it’s been awhile since I’ve seen one but I think a 2-3 inch flower in sugar would be very defensible from a botanical standpoint.

  11. margaret fagan

    I was given a eucharist lily by a friend who was a little diffident about the name (or at least its Christian church associations) until I told her that “eucharistia” is from the Greek for “gratitude”. She was very happy with that, having recently separated her very crowded bulbs which were clearly grateful.

  12. Mr. Lee

    E. grandiflora and E. x grandiflora is not the same?
    If so, E. amazonica’s syn is E. grandiflora but
    E. x grandiflora is different

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