Variegated Huaco

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VARIEGATED HUACO 

Manfreda variegata - Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllis Family


DESCRIPTION: Leaves in basal rosette, succulent. 

Height: To 1 foot, flower stalk to 6 feet. 

Flowers: Striking, 8 inch long and 5 inch 
wide flower cluster, light yellow 
to greenish yellow turning red, 
lily-like with showy anthers. 
Spring and summer.

Foliage: Looks like that of agaves, 16 inches long, tapering to a point, covered in liver-colored spots. 

Fruit: A papery capsule 

Growth rate: Slow

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun to full shade

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good 

Water: Moderate 

Maintenance: Remove old flower stalks

Propagation: Seeds, divisions of root offsets

NATIVE HABITAT: Known only along the Lower Rio Grande and in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

WILDLIFE USE: May be a host plant for Manfreda Giant Skipper which is Endangered in Texas due to 
habitat destruction.

COMMENTS: Mass plantings may function as ground cover. Mulching around the base shows off leaves.

 

VARIEGATED HUACO

 

 

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