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Eucharis: shining white

Pleasantly perfumed

by The Joy of Plants • Friday November 25, 2016

Eucharis is a gracious flower. The slender stems are long and without leaves. Each Eucharis carries five to eight pure white flowers, which flower one by one. They are like works of art and also smell lovely. A flower to cherish!

Very graceful

Eucharis is a perennial bulb crop and belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. The flower originates in the warmer areas of Middle America and the north west of South America, especially in the valleys of the Andes mountain region. The name in Greek means ‘very graceful’. The flower is a symbol of beauty, purity and new beginnings.

Moment of happiness

The Swedish crown princess Victoria had Eucharis in her beautiful bridal bouquet and it is considered an elegant addition to any bridal arrangement. Place the flowers in lovely glass vases, for example on your counter top and you can also create a moment of happiness on any normal day.

Eucharis care tips

Eucharis is available all year round. The flowers will stay fresh for at least two weeks with the right care: Cut the ends off the stems and place them in clean water. Repeat this every four or five days. Remove brown leaves and old flowers.

 

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2 comments

  • Van W. which Eucharis? There is Eucharis amazonica, Eucharis astrophiala, Eucharis formosa, Eucharis fosteri, Eucharis moorei, Eucharis sanderi, the cross Eucharis x grandiflora, and Eucharis plicata. Friday November 21, 2014 at 22:11
  • Rosalind R. Love this flower. When to plant the bulb? Grows in N.O.? Friday November 25, 2016 at 16:56

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