Common name: Stripe leaf hippeastrum, Netted-veined amaryllis, Striped-leaved amaryllis
Native to: Brazil
A flowering perennial herbacsous bulbous plant in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to South America, with unusual and exquisite pink to red venation on the petals. It can be kept in pots or interplanted in dappled shaded borders to add a very attractive splash of colour. The leaves, too, when not flowering are distinctive with their white stripe, so add variance within your lower border plantings.
Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to dappled light
Flowers: White and pink stripes
Foliage: Strapped leaves with a white midrib.
Growth habit: Upright, open clumping, thorny
Hardiness: Need looking after
Height: Up to 60 cm
Spread: Up to 40 cm
Soil requirements: Enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline. Keep moist and well mulched
Uses: Plant in pots or as accents in a border