Looking into the Flower

The bud has opened. I am thinking that this is a hippeastrum. I am still a touch confused as most of the information I have found talks of the leaves dying back after the bulb has flowered. This one of mine has never died back.
The lighting here is totally natural - it's the morning sun shining through the leaves of the tree above the pot that the plant is growing in.

Alternate capture - http://365project.org/salza/extras/2017-11-07
Lovely glossy red - should be a Christmas flower!
posted November 7th, 2017  
Beautiful vibrant colour, and wonderful lighting. Fav
posted November 7th, 2017  
Great details and colors
posted November 7th, 2017  
What a beauty!
posted November 7th, 2017  
Beautiful
posted November 7th, 2017  
Wow what a lovely flower and colour!
posted November 8th, 2017  
Isn't the flower a stunner. I'm also thinking hippeastrum.
posted November 8th, 2017  
It does look like a hippeastrum. Wonderful light on this beautiful flower.
posted November 8th, 2017  
I learn so much about flowers on this site. Whatever it is, it's beautiful.
posted November 8th, 2017  
Yes, I'm pretty sure you're right Sally. I had one of these but it disappeared in the drought. And yes, it will die right back and disappear until next year.
posted November 8th, 2017  
@golftragic Marnie, the lack of any sign of the leaves dying back has been the confusing thing with this plant. We have lived here for 13 years and the leaves have never died back. This flower stalk is only the third one that the plant has produced during the same time frame as well.
posted November 8th, 2017  
Fabulous shot of this mysterious beauty, fav!
posted November 8th, 2017  
This is gorgeous!
posted November 8th, 2017  
@salza Oh golly whizz, dunno about this difference. Put it down to climatic variation?? As for producing 3 flower stalks in 13 years I think you should put a shovel very close to that plant!! If it doesn't perform, dig it out.
posted November 8th, 2017  
It is beautiful. We were given a few hippeastrum cuttings a couple of years ago and they are flowering like mad at the moment.
posted November 8th, 2017  
@golftragic that fact that green leaves remain year round, with or without water, is it's saving grace. For many years I thought it was a clivia that was unhappy.
posted November 8th, 2017  
yes definitely a hippy :)
posted November 8th, 2017  
@salza Absolutely, sounds like it thrives in your part of the world. If it works, don't fix it is my motto.
posted November 9th, 2017  
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