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Another 'What is this?'

I wonder if anyone would hazard a guess at this? It could be from anywhere in the World. It's a bulb, but I don't think an Amaryllis. It grows exceptionally quickly in my conservatory, the leaves must come on at an inch per week maybe, but it never does anything else. It just seems to grow until the leaves kink and a few times I've killed it off either by accident or (last Autumn) on purpose. I let it dry out, Wintered it in a cold shed and brought it back in thinking it might act like an Amaryllis, but it's just leaves again. I can get some better more up to date pics if needed. 



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,178

    It looks rather like a Hippeastrum to me. These are often wrongly called Amaryllis.

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    I don't think Hippeastrum leaves have that prominent midrib.  How about agapanthus?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,178

    Agapanthus grow from rhizomes and not bulbs josusa47

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,845

    Are you sure it's a bulb? Have you taken photos of it? Leaves look like Hemerocallis (day lily), but could be many things else.image

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  • Apart from absence of flower what sets it apart from a Hippeastrum initially is the amount of leaves it produces - quite a lot all at once. The bulb does look very similar though, I can only get a pic of the top of it as it's in the pot growing again at the moment.

    Thanks for the replies, but due to the large bulb it isn't Hemerocallis or Agapanthus.

  • Give it a high potash feed & see if you can tempt it to flower that will help with the ID.

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