It looks like a daffodil; only the petals are pure white and it has a pale green corona. Each fleshy stalk carries up to eight blooms.
Eucharis (from the Greek word ‘kharisma’) means ‘grace’ or ‘charm’, and in Latin, it means ‘elegant’. I think the flower has been aptly named.
The price tag for the pot of Eucharist Lily stunned me. I had to forgo the treasure but it became my mission to find a cheaper version elsewhere.
I found it.
This tropical lily has been in the garden for a few years now. It is an easy plant to care for and isn’t prone to disease. It loves the warmth and high humidity and has taken everything that the tropical weather has been dishing out in its stride.
The lily has since grown into a nice clump and I’ve had the chance to share its bulbs with friends who’ve been admiring the plant.
For a long while my Eucharist lily has bloomed just once a year. The rest of the time, I’ve been content with its handsome broad leaves.
I am still in the habit of lifting each bloom to look at its full beauty. I wonder if the Eucharist lily will ever realise that its own stunning beauty and hold its head up high.
Care and propagation: Bright indirect light, well drained soil, water moderately. Propagation: division of bulbs.