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Cyanella orchidiformis

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Thanks to Woot, I got some seeds from Bangkok.

Author: Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1791
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Lady's Hand
Synonyms:  Trigella orchidiformis, Salisb.

This member of the Tecophilaeaceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1791. It is found in the heights of south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and not that much sun. The bulb will grow to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 40 centimetres height. The flowers are from almost white to pink.

Seen as a member of the Amaryllidaceae family.

The genera name from Latin; cyaneus; 'blue'. The species name means 'looking like an orchid'.