Barbados Lily Rebirth

March 2008 – My two daughters visited from the mainland, along with my son-in-law, Harry. One of the plants they gave me was a Barbados Lily (Hippeastrum puniceum). It was beautiful, until it finally faded and died completely back to the ground. I didn’t know if it would make it.


STARTING TO SPROUT

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STARTING TO SPROUT

July 2008 – There was a slight amount of growth and I was ecstatic! You can see the dry top of a few bulbs, plus one small green leaf is starting to show.


MORE LEAVES

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MORE LEAVES

MORE LEAVES
August 2008 – More leaves had appeared and it looked like something was going to happen, but it stayed this way for the next four months.

January 2009 – A few days ago, I noticed a tall stem sticking up from the leaves and hoped it would produce flowers, but it didn’t have anything on the top except for a slight swelling.


BARBADOS LILY

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BARBADOS LILY

January 17, 2009 – Here is what I saw when I woke up! They are beautiful – worth the wait in this harsh geography. Ten months from death to rebirth.


BARBADOS LILY CLOSEUP

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BARBADOS LILY CLOSEUP


Welcome to our world, Barbados Lily! You did it!

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