Zephyranthes grandiflora foliage is glossy and shiny and is reddish at the base. They usually bloom at midday and they close by afternoon.
You can use the plant to decorate your pebble gardens or your hanging pots. They belong to the family of Amaryllidaceae.
This is a low maintenance plant. Unlike the other varieties of Zephyranthes, Z. carinata is frost tolerant.
Rain lilies are easy to grow the plant. You need to plant the bulbs of rain lilies around 2.5 to 3 inches deep and 5 to 9 inches apart in the soil.
They need indirect sunlight to grow. Make sure you grow the rain lilies under the shade.
To achieve that plant it beside the tall trees which can provide natural shade to them. While in winter 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight is necessary.
Don't overwater the plant as they won't thrive in waterlogged soil.
Pink rain lilies need regular watering. 2 to 4 cups of water could be given alternately to the plant. Water the plant even when they are dormant.
Let the soil get settled after each session of watering. They prefer soft soil to grow. Rain lilies bloom during the late rains thus the name.
Evenly moist well-draining soil could be used for the pink rain lily.
If you are planting the rain lily inside a container then use a container with drain holes and soil of average moisture in it.
Add some potting mix with granulated sand. The slightly acidic soil in ph which holds moisture is used to promote the growth of the lilies.
Fertilize the plant in every 4 to 5 weeks in a month. Mulch the plant during the winter as they can get damaged by frost.
Feed the plant with dry peat moss during the winters.
It is best to keep it indoors during the winter. Fertilize the plant with a well-balanced fertilizer in every four to five weeks.
The plant likes a clustered environment. They grow well when they are pot bound.
The flowers are pink in color with average size of 4 inches.
You can plant the rain lily indoors in your container or in the patio.
They bloom during the summers. The duration is from July to August.
The stalk of the plant is around 12 inches in height.
The average height of the plant is around 0.86 to 1 feet.
It is believed that the Carinata can treat ear and chest ailments and viral infections.
In China, the roots of the plant are used for treating breast cancer.
The plant can remove 35 percent of toxin from the air.
Zephyranthes Grandiflora is prone to snails and slugs. They feed on the foliage of the plant and destroy the tender branches of it.