Habitat: By cultivated fields and in meadows in the lowland and hills
Description: Leaves appearing in autumn, 7-15 cm long, 4-7 mm wide. Flowers 4-7 per umbel. calyx and corolla of a flower (generally used when the two are similar).">Perianth irregular, red, to 4 cm long. Perianth tube very short. Tepals strongly recurved; undulate. Stamens twice length of tepals. Sterile triploid, an ancient cultigen widespread in China, Japan and other temperate countries.
Culture: Grow Lycoris as pot plants using a slightly acidic potting mix with a liberal amount of slow-release fertilizer. Like Nerine and many other amaryllids with fleshy roots, they need to be kept completely dry and undisturbed from the time the leaves die back until the flower stems appear. But unlike Nerine, they do not appreciate high soil temperatures.