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Haemanthus multiflorus

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Haemanthus multiflorus. This species is a bulbous perennial which has lance-shaped to ovate basal leaves. In the summer round flowerheads of red blooms are produced which are followed by small orange berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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.

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