Although this is quite a large and widespread genus in the wild, there are but a few species in cultivation. Habranthus are related to Zephyranthes but they differ in the way that the anthers are arranged within the flower and in the angle at which the flower is held to the stem. It may sound trivial on paper, but it changes the appearance of the flower, making them look much more like little Hippeastrum.
Cultivation is easy in almost any well-drained soil based compost, under glass in the UK as they are not fully hardy, or in a pot. In warmer climes they are fine bedded out in a suitable compost or soil, in a sunny site.
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