Return to the Bulbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Identification - Possibly a Lily

Posted by sweetlydark 11z Puerto Rico (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 17, 09 at 16:44

Hoping some one can help me ID this plant. I am assuming it's a type of lily but I can't seem to find a good match. It's starting to bloom again but I never found a name for it.

Here are the picture from the first bloom (quite a bit back):

While I'm here I'll also through these up too and see if anyone has an idea of a name.

My mother acquired this from my grandmothers house and I noticed it was starting to bloom in the most curious way.

I just can't find the name which is driving me crazy since I thought finding the name to a plant with purple leaves (under side of leaf) would be a lot more easier.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Identification - Possibly a Lily

The first one has the look of a Hippeastrum and the second looks similar to a Rhoeo bermudensis(aka 'Moses in a cradle').

RE: Identification - Possibly a Lily

I found the second one just before I checked here but you're right anyhow, except its a different variety. I found it as Tradescantia spathacea (it says its Moses-in-a-Basket). The one you refer to is a dwarf variety that is quite pretty with its white strips.

As for the first one I did some looking and your right again I found Hippeastrum puniceum aka barbados lily (mmmh thats pretty close by) which looks exactly like mine.

Thanks a lot for the help!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bulbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here