Haemanthus coccineus Bulletrap has dramatic orange-red flowers and hails from a desert habitat.
Haemanthus coccineus, known as the blood flower, blood lily or paintbrush lily, is a southern African bulb with dramatic orange-red flowers with broad petals and copious red stamens that look like shaving cream brushes and bloom in colonies of hundreds in their native habitats in late summer and fall. The lush, strap- or tongue-like leaves emerge soon after as the translucent violet fruit develop. These bulbs were grown from seeds collected in Bulletrap in Namaqualand in a dry desert habitat. Keep on the dry side when dormant in summer perhaps watering only once a month. Plant the bulb just below the surface or slightly exposed. This is a non-hardy bulb that can be grown as a houseplant or in a heated greenhouse or sunroom. It's perfect for those interested in bulbs and houseplants and for succulent lovers looking to branch out. Tolerant of cool temperatures but do not expose to frost or freezing. Our nursery-grown bulbs are adult blooming size.
Common Name: Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-12
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Widespread in renosterveld and fynbos habitats from coastal dunes to mountains up to 1200 metres on flat land in the open or sheltered by shrubs or in shady ravines and rock crevices of the winter rainfall zone from Namibia through the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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