Haemanthus and Scadoxus

Haemanthus and Scadoxus have striking flower heads that can resemble a shaving brush and vary in colour from red through pink to white. These South African bulbs thrive on a sunny windowsill and are trouble free to grow.

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Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus

Quick facts

Common name Blood lily, shaving brush plant, Cape tulip
Botanical name Haemanthus and Scadoxus
Group Houseplant
Flowering time Summer to autumn
Planting time Re-pot occasionally in spring or early summer
Height and spread 20-30cm (8-1ft) by 15cm (6in)
Aspect Bright light 
Hardiness Tender minimum 10ºC (50ºF)
Difficulty Easy

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