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Haemanthus albiflos

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to January
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Haemanthus albiflos. This species produces shaving brush-like flowers which are greenish white and produced in the summer. The large paired leaves are evergreen and leathery with fine hairs along their edge, The plant will grow to a height of 30cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to liquid feed in the growing season. Leave undisturbed as long as possible before replanting. The plants sap may irritate the skin.

Propagation

By offsets or seed before growth commences in early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails and slugs.

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