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Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris sprengeri) Profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 08 2021

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris sprengeri) Profile

Electric Blue Spider Lily (scientific name: Lycoris Sprengeri) is a plant of the Lycoris genus in the Lycoris family. Electric Blue Spider Lily is endemic to China. Electric Blue Spider Lily 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. 

Electric Blue Spider Lily Picture

Electric Blue Spider Lily

Electric Blue Spider Lily 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

Electric blue spider lily Morphological Characteristics

Stems

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) is an herb. The bulb is ovate, ca. 3.5 cm in diam.

Leaf

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

Flowers

The flower stem of Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) 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 Electric Blue Spider Lily 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

The capsule of Electric Blue Spider Lily is trichombic, locularis 0.3 dehiscent; Seeds are subglobose, ca. 0.5 cm in diam., black.

Electric Blue Spider Lily Meaning

The meaning of blue spider lily or Lycoris Sprengeri is about truth and calm energy. It is also associated with stability in life and freedom of doing something, inspiration and much more. Blue spider lilies depict the truth, peace, restful and calm feeling, it’s like a positive energy that brings our mind cool and peaceful. Lilies in blue do represent self-determination, sovereignty, freedom and inspiration, stable life.

Electric Blue Spider Lily Ecological Habits 

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) 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.

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. Electric Blue Spider Lily can be planted in the courtyard, on the edge of the lawn, beside the forest, under the sparse forest or in patches. Electric Blue Spider Lily fans 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. Electric Blue Spider Lily base can be used as a medicine, seed bulb can be used as a medicine, with the function of expectorant, diuretic, detoxification and emetic. Electric Blue Spider Lily can treat throat wind, edema, pain, swelling poison, cure ulcers and other diseases, but poisonous should be used with caution.

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) is a shade-tolerant plant, which grows mostly in low-tide environments. 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.

How to Grow Electric Blue Spider Lily

Electric Blue Spider Lily likes a 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. Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) 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.

Electric Blue Spider Lily Propagation

Propagation: 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. 

Electric Blue Spider Lily

Electric Blue Spider Lily Disease Control

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. 

Electric Blue Spider Lily should be cut off the scapes after flowering to reduce nutrient loss and maintain a neat plant cluster. Electric Blue Spider Lily 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.

Electric Blue Spider Lily Distribution Region

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris Sprengeri) 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.

Electric Blue Spider Lily Landscape Use

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.

Electric Blue Spider Lily