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Haemanthus multiflorus

(current nomenclature = Scadoxus multiflorus)


This species originates in South Africa. The fleshy bulbs and rather thick leaves probably helps it tide over arid conditions in its homeland.

In cultivation it does well in humus based soil provided there is good drainage. Flowers in spring on a short scape with  many small flowers arranged in an almost spherical head. Very colourful and showy. Winter dormant this plant looses its leaves in late autumn. Flowers in spring and new leaves are produced after flowering.




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