TopTropicals logo
1-866-897-7957      Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Instagram  Pinterest  Google+       Newsletter      Wishlist      Gift card     
View shopping cart
rare plants - fragrant flowers - exotic fruit

TopTropicals logo1-866-897-7957

rare plants - fragrant flowers - exotic fruit

Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Instagram  Pinterest  Google+
TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG Printer friendly page  

This catalog is for information only. If you don't see the price - the plant is not for sale.

Click on image to enlarge.
Pictogram Guide you may also see symbol definition in a pop-up window by mouse-pointing on pictogram

 
Proiphys amboinensis, Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily

Click to see full-size image


 Close window
  Link to image:
 Proiphys amboinensis
Family: Amaryllidaceae   (Formerly:Alliaceae / Liliaceae /Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily
Origin: Southeast Asia, Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageDeciduous

Proiphys amboinensis was named after the island of Ambiona, now Ambon, in Indonesia. Native to Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Queensland and Western Australia, it is a widespread species from Thailand to northern Australia.

Nearly circular leaves followed by attractive scented white flowers with yellow throats. Plants in habitat flower during the rainy season around Christmas time - in late December. The leaves die away in the dry season.

The plant grows and pups happily in as small as 1 gallon container. Grow the plant in a shady to semi-sunny location and give it plenty of water while in growth. Occasional fertilizer is recommended. In the winter, water should be withheld which will result in senescence of the leaves. This treatment is necessary for the plant to produce flowers.

These plants, which grow from bulbs, are not widely used in horticulture, yet the large, deeply-veined leaves which are produced on long petioles make them desirable garden subjects. The fragrant white flowers are produced in umbel-like clusters on long stems. They open in succession over a prolonged period and last well. The fruits that develop on the flower heads often germinate on the plant (new plants can be grown from these). They contain one to several fleshy seeds. Plants die back to an underground bulb during winter and should not be disturbed at this time.


 Proiphys amboinensis, Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily

Click to see full-size image

Proiphys amboinensis, Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily

Click to see full-size image
Proiphys amboinensis, Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily

Click to see full-size image
Proiphys amboinensis, Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily

Click to see full-size image


Link to this plant: https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/proiphys_amboinensis.htm
 Create QR-code to share this link  Share this page on Facebook  Share this page on Twitter 

Cardwell lily, Northern Christmas lily - Proiphys amboinensis was named after the island of Ambiona, now Ambon, in Indonesia. Native to Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Queensland and Western Australia, it is a widespread species from Thailand to northern Australia.
Nearly circular leaves growing from a bulb, followed by attractive scented white flowers with yellow throats. Plants in habitat flower during the rainy season around Christmas time - in late December.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Pikake - Fragrant Flower Booster
Plumeria Top Dress - Smart-Release Booster
Buy together promotion:
SUNSHINE Pikake - Fragrant Flower Booster, 16 oz, fertilizer
Add to shopping card
SUNSHINE Pikake - Fragrant Flower Booster, 1 qt, fertilizer
Add to shopping card
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



 Close window
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

2 plants in stock

$37.00

Qty:  


Add your comments
Add your images

 

PLANT INFO

ORDER INFO

CUSTOMER SERVICE

MY ACCOUNT

©Top Tropicals LLC, 2003 -    ©TTmagazine.info, 2007 -    Using TopTropicals.com images