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Doryanthes palmeri (Giant spear lily)

Posted by Auron22 6b (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 8:37

It's plants like these that makes me wish i lived in a subtropical/tropical area....but then i remember i hate the heat and humidity of it all and i get sad. Even though the plant can reach 12' in height and even longer in width, someday i will find this plant and i will have it in my house! I'm a dangerous lily fan (except most hemerocallis). 11' spike of flowers in such a beautiful color. Anyway, i just thought i would share it on house plants. According to this link i will post, it can be kept indoors for the first few years. Anyone possibly know a trusted source to purchase one?

Here is a link that might be useful: Spear lily pictures and care.


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RE: Doryanthes palmeri (Giant spear lily)

wow it's huge! you know what plant im looking forward to getting one day? Tacca integrifolia. I'm into unique rare plants. =]
I actually love warm weather, i grew up in a tropical country. I don't like the florida towns, i like new york city where people can get around easily to places by walking or taking subway and not drive miles to get somewhere.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tacca integrifolia


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RE: Doryanthes palmeri (Giant spear lily)

Had a look at that site on the Spear Lily, Doryanthes palmeri. There's a bit of misinformation on climate. But you should also look up the closely related Gymea Lily, Doryanthes excelsa. It's similar in appearance and size. That was what I initially thought you were referring to.


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