How to grow Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida growing geophyte bulbs leaf plant of the genus Zephyranthes and also known as Autumn zephyrlily, Peruvian swamp lily or White windflower, Zephyranthes candida perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plant for the flowers, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves are narrow and grow in groups linked together.

Zephyranthes candida flower

Flower start to grow in the first rains, after this the leaves start to grow, flower color white with inner yellow are 6 petals with 6 yellow stamens

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Requirements for Zephyranthes candida growing and care:

Well-drained soil, mulch (better chopped mulch)

How to care:
Add fertilizer once a year, better to let the plant establish, organic matter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulbs

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but to start from bulb it’s easier also when start by mature bulbs it will bloom in the same year and from seeds it’s harder and will take a lot of years until blooming

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might naturalize in some areas

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

How to plant:
Better to dig bigger hole and put some organic material and rich soil

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:

How to prune:
When all the leaves are dry prune all, and possible in the middle of the season dead leaves

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm, 4-10 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average growing, when start from seeds it

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indo as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in container the plant (with one bulb can grow in 5L (1 gallon), well-drained soil and better to use potting mix or something similar, every few need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, but in order to get flowers after a lot years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants or to increase the size of the container

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
White flower with inner yellow there are 6 petals with yellow stamens

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Scientific name:

Zephyranthes candida

zephirantes candida, autumn zephyrlily,[2] white windflower[3] and Peruvian swamp lily

How to grow Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida

Growing Zephyranthes candida flowers

Zephyranthes candida flowers


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9