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Agapanthus africanus (Blue)

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Agapanthus Africanus or African lily is an evergreen plant with flowers like pompoms in blue or white that appear at the beginning of summer.
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Agapanthus africanus, commonly known as the African Lily, is a perennial herbaceous plant that has captivated gardening enthusiasts worldwide. Native to the African continent, this floral beauty belongs to the amaryllidaceae family. Its history is intertwined with admiration for its distinctive shape and its striking blue or white flowers that cluster in elegant umbels.

Description: Agapanthus africanus is characterized by its elongated leaves and upright stem that culminates in an impressive umbel of flowers. The flowers can vary in color, offering shades of blue or white, and their shape is simply captivating. This plant is perfect for adding an exotic and elegant touch to any garden or landscape.

Care - Watering and Fertilizing: To ensure that Agapanthus africanus thrives in all its glory, it's essential to provide the right conditions. This plant prefers fertile, well-drained soil, avoiding waterlogging. Exposure to sunlight is crucial for abundant flowering, although it tolerates some shade, which results in larger leaves at the expense of the quantity of flowers.

During the growing season, it's advisable to fertilize the plant to make its flowers even more vibrant. Once the flowers have revealed their color, you can trim the stem if you prefer, which will help maintain a tidy appearance in your garden.

Adaptation to Cold and Heat: Agapanthus africanus is a hardy plant that can adapt to a wide range of climatic conditions. However, its resilience is optimized when it's in slightly acidic soil. For care in colder climates, consider that it's advisable to divide the rhizomes every four or five years, preferably in early spring or after flowering.

Pests and Diseases: One significant advantage of cultivating Agapanthus africanus is its resistance to pests and diseases. The only occasional threat may be the presence of snails, but with proper control measures, this plant generally remains healthy and vigorous.

If you're looking for an impressive and low-maintenance addition to your garden, the African Lily is an outstanding choice. Its magnificent flowers and ease of care make this plant a true gem for beautifying any outdoor space. Our experience and consulted sources, such as the Royal Horticultural Society, support the advice we offer for the successful cultivation of this charming species. Add a touch of exoticism to your garden with Agapanthus africanus!

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Data sheet

Name
Agapanthus africanus o lirio africano.
Origen
Agapanthus africanus
Height
1 m
Colour
White and blue flowers
Flowering
Summer
Location
Sun
Irrigation
Moderated, although the ground must be humid without flooding.
Applications
For decotaring gardens and terraces
Sales format
pot 11cm
Others
Can't resist temperatures under 8 ºC
Note
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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