Eucrosia bicolor – Peruvian Lily (dormant check back in spring)

This is a tropical bulb that is very easy to grow and bloom. This plant produces tall stalks above the foliage with interesting red and cream colored flowers. This is in the Amaryllis family. Unique and rarely offered!

Ships in 4″ pot. Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom. Please email us with your zip code for availability. 


Eucrosias are tropical bulbs that are very easy to grow and bloom. They go dormant for the winter. When dormant, keep the soil slightly moist and the pot in a shady location. Some leaves may remain on the plant. Don’t fertilize the plant when dormant. By mid spring the bulbs should begin to waken. The leaves and flowers will come up at the same time. At this time you can increase the amount of light to anywhere between filtered light and partial sun. Also increase the water and fertilize the plant. If you wish to split the plant, the best time to do it is in February/March. Even without flowers, Eucrosias have beautiful foliage. Even though they may survive temperatures on the mid 20’s it is best to avoid temperatures below freezing.

FAMILY : Amaryllidaceae
ORIGIN : Ecuador
TYPE/USES : good potted plant
MATURE SIZE : small plant about 10″, flowers are 2′ spikes
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : filtered light/bright shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS : water during active growth, reduce during dormancy
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s
FLOWER : spring


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Gardino Nursery