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Hippeastrum (pronounced /ˌhɪpiˈæstrəm/) is a genus of about 90 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers. These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis, a monotypic African genus in the same family.
My really big one, these leaves are 4 feet long. This bulb made a daughter this spring.