My mystery houseplant: Peruvian Daffodil

I hope you can help me by identifying this plant. My neighbor gave it to me several years ago, and she did not know what it was. Hopefully I can attach an image.

Thank you in advance for any tips regarding my mystery plant,


Hi Rosin,

Large, white, intricate Peruvian Daffodil flower
Peruvian Daffodil
Hymenocallis festalis

Your plant is a bulb plant called Hymenocallis festalis (“beautiful membrane”). The common names for this plant are Spider Lily or Peruvian Daffodil. You certainly seem to know how to care for this beautiful fragrant houseplant. For those of you who might want to try growing these gorgeous bulb plants, here are some care tips:

Common Name: Peruvian Daffodil
Type: Bulb
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Flowers: Fragrant, resemble both daffodils and lilies
Bloom Time: Usually July to August
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium, the glossy green amaryllis-like foliage forms a large leaf clump that quickly grows when the plant is kept moist
Flower: Showy and Fragrant
Poisonous: Bulb is poisonous if eaten