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Veltheimia bracteata


Veltheimia bracteata is a South African bulb and easy houseplant with shiny foliage topped with torches of pink or yellow tubular flowers.

Forest lily (Veltheimia bracteata) is a South African bulb perfect as a pot specimen and easy houseplant. It has mid to deep green, shiny and wavy foliage that is topped with naked stems rising into torches of rich pink, light pink, or yellow tubular flowers. The foliage can be evergreen or summer dormant. Blooming takes place in fall and winter gracing your indoor windowsill or kitchen table. Note: Our bulbs could be pink or yellow.

Common Name: Forest Lily

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests and coastal scrub of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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