I saw this flower growing in my grandma's house when I was a kid. I thought it could be some kind of lily, but after googling found that many so called lilies are not actual lilies.

This is the flower

Can anybody tell me what flower is this ?

  • An Audrey II clipping!! :)
    – RonJohn
    Dec 30, 2017 at 20:41

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It is commonly known as Amaryllis, however it is actually Hippeastrum. It is more related to daffodils, not so much to lilies.

These plants are often grown from bulbs, in the living room, and bloom around Christmas. You can keep the plant and bulb for next year, if treated properly it will bloom again (it needs a small cold period though).

  • Really, daffodils ? But they look so much different than daffodils. Anyway, didn't know all that. Thanks for the info :)
    – Spectra
    Dec 30, 2017 at 16:01
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    Daffodils and Hipeastrum are both members of the same subfamily called Amaryllidoideae. Lillies are not.
    – benn
    Dec 30, 2017 at 16:46
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    Liliaceae have superior ovary (you see the green "seed" inside the tepals), Amarylliaceae have inferior ovary (the seed growths below the tepals, in the "stem"). Dec 30, 2017 at 19:09
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    pets.thenest.com/amaryllis-toxic-cats-6041.html Still considered a poisonous lily type plant to cats...!
    – stormy
    Dec 31, 2017 at 0:13

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