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Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 08 2021

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) profile

Lycoris sprengeri (common name: Electric Blue Spider Lily) is a plant of Lycoris genus in Lycoris family. Lycoris sprengeri is endemic to China. Lycoris sprengeri is native to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, distributed in Zhejiang, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and other places in mainland China, often grow on damp hillside and bamboo forests. 

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Lycoris sprengeri

Lycoris sprengeri info

Botanical Name Lycoris sprengeri
Common Names Electric Blue Spider Lily
Plant Type Amaryllidaceae
Light Full sun
Native Areas China
Mature Size 1.00 to 1.50 feet, 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Hardiness Zones 6 to 10
Flower color Pink throat with blue tie dye shading

Morphological characteristics of Lycoris sprengeri

Stems

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is an herb. Bulb is ovate, ca. 3.5 cm in diam.

Leaf

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) leaves early spring, ribboned, ca. 30 cm long and 1 cm wide, green, blunt apically. 

Flowers

The Flower stem of Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is about 60 cm tall; Involucral bracts 2, ca. 3.5 cm long, ca. 1.2 cm wide; Umbel with 4-6 flowers; Flowers of lycoris sprengeri are lavender-red, perianth lobes often bluish at the tip, oblanceolate, ca. 4.5 x 1 cm, margin unwrinkled; Perianth tube is 1-1.5 cm long; Stamens are subequal to perianth; Style is slightly protruding from perianth. 

Fruit

Capsule of Lycoris (Electric Blue Spider Lily) sprengeri is trichombic, locularis 0.3 dehiscent; Seeds are subglobose, ca. 0.5 cm in diam., black.

The ecological habits of Lycoris Sprengeri

Lycoris Srengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is cold-resistant and prefers a wet and cloudy environment. It can overwinter on the ground in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The soil will grow best in well-drained, fertile sandy loam soil.

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) has green leaves in winter, red flowers in full bloom in summer and autumn. It is a good material for decorating flower borders, rockery, rock gardens and under forest ground, and can also be used as cut flowers. Lycoris sprengeri can be planted in the courtyard, on the edge of the lawn, beside the forest, under the sparse forest or in patches. Lycoris sprengeri fan also do roadside, flower beds and other edge plants or decorate the cracks in the rock. Bulbs are used as pesticides. Lycoris Sprengeri powder can be used as a building painted. Lycoris sprengeri base can be used as a medicine, seed bulb can be used as a medicine, with the function of expectorant, diuretic, detoxification and emetic. Lycoris sprengeri can treat throat wind, edema, pain, swelling poison, cure ulcer and other diseases, but poisonous should be used with caution.

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is a shade-tolerant plant, which grows mostly in low tide environment. Therefore, the garden configuration can be widely used as under forest ground cover plants to apply.However, after years of cultivation experiments, the above varieties are also very drought resistant, under strong light and drought conditions, the flowering, long leaves are good, in addition, they do not require strict soil conditions, but in the fertile land to grow well, many flowers, gorgeous. These ecological adaptations have opened up a broadway for the application of various Lycoris strains.

Growing method of Lycoris sprengeri

Lycoris Sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) likes warm climate. When Lycoris Sprengeri is sown in the early ten days, the highest temperature is not more than 30℃, and the average temperature is 24℃, which is suitable for Lycoris Sprengeri's growth. Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) likes sun, half shade, wetness, drought tolerance and slightly cold tolerance. The sandy loam and limestone loam with good drainage and rich humus should be selected as the best soil.

Lycoris Sprengeri's propagation

Promulgation: Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) mainly propagates by bulbs, and bulbs are used in spring and two seasons. Generally 4-5 years of ballpoints 1 times. Seed propagation often to autumn sowing, the year-long young roots, the next spring germination ball, autumn young leaves germination unearthed, seedling cultivation 5-6 years later flowering. 

Lycoris sprengeri

Disease control of Lycoris sprengeri

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is rarely affected by pests and diseases and sometimes suffers from rot and yellow streak virus disease. The bulb can be soaked in 2% potassium permanganate solution for 1 hour before planting, then dried and planted. 

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) should be cut off the scapes after flowering to reduce nutrient loss and maintain a neat plant cluster. Lycoris sprengeri is extensively managed with few diseases and insect pests. Common pests include grubs, which should be controlled by phoxim or trichlorfon (according to the instructions) after discovery.

The distribution region of Lycoris Sprengeri

Lycoris Srengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is native to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and is found in Zhejiang, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and other provinces of mainland China. It grows on damp hillsides and Bamboo forests.

Landscape use of Lycoris Sprengeri

Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is a shade-tolerant plant, which grows mostly in low tide environments. Therefore, the garden configuration can be widely used as a forest down. Lycoris Sprenger is suitable for perennial mixed flower environment, under the forest bush, also suitable for pot and cut flowers.

Lycoris sprengeri