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Does A Blue Spider Lily Exist In Real Life? Answer Deceives!

Over the years, many people have ventured to find the mysterious Blue Spider Lily, but the real question arises whether or not it exists in real life.

Blue Spider Lily does not have any existence in real life but is actually the anime rip-off of the Red Spider Lily plant. The popular anime and manga “Demon Slayer” or “Kimetsu no Yaiba” has made Blue Spider Lily famous and perplexed fans and people on the internet since 2016.

If you love Demon Slayer and want to know the truth behind the Blue and Red Spider Lily plant, stay tuned!

Is Blue Spider Lily Real?

The Blue Spider Lily is not a real plant, but other varieties of Spider Lilies have strong cultural significance in Japanese folklore.

Furthermore, the Blue Spider Lily is a rip-off of Red Spider Lily but is real in the Japanese anime-manga series Demon Slayer or Kimetsu no Yaiba.

The author of the manga Koyoharu Gotouge, intends to represent the significance of the Blue Spider Lily as contrary to the Red Spider Lily.

Image illustrates Red Spider Lily plant
The Red Spider Lily is a real plant with great cultural significance in Japan.

In Japanese culture, the Spider Lilies means “Higanbana,” which literally translates to “the flower of the other shore.”

Red Spider Lily is said to bloom along the path that takes the souls to reach nirvana as they signify final goodbyes, death, and bad memories.

Furthermore, the Red Spider Lily conveys the meaning behind the cycle of birth and death in Buddhism, love and loss, and courage.

However, in the anime-manga series, the Blue Spider Lily symbolizes the inability to escape from death or denial of death. 

So, both Red and Blue Spider Lilies are like two sides of the same coin. While the Red explains death, the Blue represents an escape from death and life stability.

Different Types Of Spider Lilies With Blue Colorings

Although the Blue Spider Lily from the anime-manga series is fictional, there are many real Spider Lilies.

Additionally, each and every color of the Spider Lily symbolizes true facts of life.

Usually, there are 2 Spider Lilies with blue colorings in them, but they are not entirely blue as seen in the anime.

1. Electric Blue Spider Lily Or Tie-Dye Suprise Lily

Electric Blue Spider Lily (Lycoris sprengeri) is native to China and Japan.

The flowers are typically pink with blue streaks.

Additionally, the flowers of this Spider Lily symbolize calm energy and truthfulness.

Like Blue Spider Lilies, people also claim that Maha Molu Flower, which grows in the high Himalayas, is equally baffling and mysterious. Learn more about it!
Image illustrates True Spider Lily plants
True Blue Spider Lilies are not entirely blue.

2. Magic Lily Or Resurrection Lily

Resurrection Lily (Lycoris squamigera) is native to Japan and Korea.

The flowers are white or yellow, but a rare variety Magic Lily ‘Alba Blue’, has blue flowers.

Furthermore, the flowers of this Spider Lily represent fertility and birth.

From Editorial Team


Blue Spider Lily is not real, but there are many Spider Lily varieties with symbolic meaning and pop-cultural references.

Symbolically, these Spider Lilies are associated with life and death, with importance in Japanese culture.