Lycoris sanguinea is a Bulb found in areas such as E. Asia - China, Japan. A member of the Amaryllidaceae family, Lycoris sanguinea Maxim is also known by its common name of Spider Lily. The Bulb can grow to a height of 0.5 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Sparsely wooded hills and low mountains all over Japan[58, 200]., with LM soil and N moisture levels. .

Spider Lily is a zone 6 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Spider Lily is 0(Binary/Image)

Lycoris sanguinea is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 7 - 8.

Known hazards of the plant: The bulb contains toxins and must be leached before it is used for food[105].

The plant has an edibility rating of 3Bulb - cooked. It is used as a source of starch[105, 177]. The bulb is 2.5 centimeters in diameter[200]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Cultivation tips: Requires a deep well-drained sandy soil rich in organic matter in full sun[200]. This species is hardy to at least -15°c[200]. Other reports say that the bulb tolerates soil temperatures down to about -5°c[214, 260]. This is a difficult plant to grow outdoors in temperate areas, . The plant comes into growth in late summer, flowers in the autumn and the leaves then persist until the following summer when . The plant will have a short period of dormancy. These leaves can be killed by hard frosts and, should this happen often,
the bulb will be weakened and killed[200, 260]. Plants therefore require a sheltered position to avoid damage to the growing leaves in the winter[200]. Plants need a warm period in late summer in order to ripen the bulbs and induce flowering in the following year[188]. Plants are attractive to slugs and need to be protected from them[200]. Very sensitive to root disturbance, the bulbs can take some years to become well established[200].

. The plant should best be propagated by The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse and should germinate in the spring[200]. Sow the seed thinly so that it does not need to be disturbed for its first year of growth. Give an occasional liquid feed during the growing season to ensure the plants do not become nutrient deficient. Pot up the small bulbs when the plants become dormant, placing 2 bulbs in each pot. Grow them on for another 2 years in the greenhouse before planting them out when they are dormant. Division of offsets in the dormant season[200].

Bulb - cooked. It is used as a source of starch[105, 177]. The bulb is 2.5 centimeters in diameter[200]. Caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.