The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Amaryllidaceae.

Nerine sarniensis Common name(s): Guernsey lily
Nerine Genus of about 30 species of bulbous perennials, some evergreen, from mountain screes, on rock ledges, and other well-drained or arid habitats in S. Africa.

They are grown for their spherical umbels of lily-like flowers. All are ideal for a greenhouse, or as cut flowers.

Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Provide full light. Keep warm and dry while dormant in summer. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water freely during active growth. Keep dry when dormant in summer. Divide clumps after flowering. Sow seed at 50-55F (10-13C) as soon as ripe.
Nerine bowdenii W. Wats.
Robust, bulbous perennial with broad, strap-shaped leaves, to 12in (30cm) long, from S. Africa. Flowers in autumn. Nerine bowdenii W. Wats.
Nerine mansellii
Nerine mansellii

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