Haemanthus species

Botanical Name: Haemanthus species

Common Name(s): Paintbrush lily

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Description:

Large bulbs, either summer or winter flowering, depending on the species. Colours range from white and pink to orange and the flowers appear as a congested inflorescence before the foliage appears. They resent disturbance (propagate by seed) and require a fairly long, dry dormancy period. Some Haemanthus species have been reclassified as Scadoxus.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: hem-AN-thus

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Deciduous
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Frost Sensitive
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Indigenous
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Half Sun
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Shade
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Moderate Watering

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Flowers

Description:
These bulbs are either summer or winter flowering, depending on the species.

Colours range from white and pink to orange and the flowers appear as a congested inflorescence before the foliage appears.


Foliage

Interesting Info

Some Haemanthus species have been reclassified as Scadoxus.


Origin

These plants originate in Southern Africa.


Other Languages

Poeierkwas (A)

Possible Problems

They resent disturbance.

Propagation

These bulbs propagate by seed.

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