Ganesh Mani Pradhan & Son
Hippeastrellia Durga Pradhan
Many years ago, Udai C. Pradhan, a young schoolboy from a family that operated a nursery in Kalimpong, crossed Sprekelia formosissma with a hybrid Amayillis. The cross produced some fertile seeds and the result was Hippestrellia Durga Pradhan, named after the founder of M/s. Chandra Nursery of Rhenok in Sikkim.
This is a hardy plant with compact bulbs and leaves. Flowers
in spring/early summer with brilliant red flowers carrying over the
characteristic shape of the Sprekelia parent.