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Leptochiton quitoense

This is one of those American Amaryllids that drive collectors crazy. Each bulb produces one very large flower similar to Hymenocallis or Pancratium, but up to 18 cm in diameter!

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This is one of those American Amaryllids that drive collectors crazy. Each bulb produces one very large flower similar to Hymenocallis or Pancratium, but up to 18 cm in diameter! It is glossy, white with a hint yellow inside. Leptochiton quitoense opens at dusk and it lasts for almost 2 days: 2 nights and 1 day, to be precise. A marvelous spicy scent is especially evident at night.

This species of Leptochiton is found in Ecuador and Peru, in seasonal habitats and can stay up to 6 months in full rest. We offer a bulb much like the one shown in the picture.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 40cm-70cm
Botanical family Amaryllidaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Herbaceous
Color White
Care Pot
Care Low-maintenance
Shape Bulbs
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.