Plants to Journal: Brazilian lily

Other namesBrazil: Iris da Praia in Uruguay: Lirio brasilero in Argentina: Iris caminante in Spain: Lirio angel in UK: Walking iris

Herbaceous rhizomatous perennial, characteristic of humid underbrush of tropical and sub tropical climate. It reaches between 40 and 60 cms in height.

Suitable for cultivating in a hanging pot, in shaded rocks or at the foot of trees. In temperate-cold or cold climates it accepts to be cultivated as an indoor plant.

Dystic basal leaves, alternate, lanceolate narrowed in the lower third, between 40 and 70 cms in length by 5 cms in average width, color bright green (medium to dark).

Inflorescence in ripidium on winged stems with apex similar to leaves. The inflorescence appears a few centimeters before the apex.
Bisexuadas flowers that last only one day but of successive flowering, of between 6 and 10 cms of diameter; perianth formed by 6 petaloid tépalos arranged in two verticilos; the external 3 cream-colored, white with sharp apex, with irregular brown transverse lines at the base; the 3 geniculate internals, with brownish angled base, with irregular transverse lines violet color.
Very subtle, sweet, wild sweet aroma. (Ripidio: inflorescence in the form of a complex top, in which the branches arise alternatively to the right and left of the mother axis.

Its ideal location is illuminated shade or semi sun, receiving direct sun in the early hours of the morning or late in the afternoon. In cold climates it is preferable to cultivate it in pot, so as to put it to shelter when the intense colds arrive.

More news: Say it with Flowers! Flowers and their Meaning |

Moderate and frequent irrigation in the heat season, as the cold arrive, we will be spacing the irrigations until they become null in winter, depending on the rainfall regime of the area.
If it is in a pot and is placed in the indoors during the winter, give it a very moderate watering once a week.

Easy multiplication by naturally occurring layers, giving new seedlings in the place where the flowers were. If they are in the flowerbeds, they will be rooted easily and can be separated from the mother in a year.
If they are in a pot it works as in the aerial layers, putting under each new bud some moss and wrapping it in dark film paper ; in about a year they are ready to separate from the mother.
The new plants will bloom the second year. They also multiply by division of rhizomes at the end of winter, taking care that each chosen piece has at least one yolk and some roots. In substrate of sand and humus in equal parts, instead protected from the cold and without direct sunlight.

In the energetic plane , the essence of neomarica rigid points of view, favoring the connection with the other. Some people say that it is a telepathic plant.

  • Adam Floyd