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Blood lily

Scadoxus membranaceus

Scadoxus membranaceus is the smallest of the species in the genus Scadoxus, it grows from a bulb. This species is quite notable for the large spathes that surround the flowers, giving the appearance of a large flower.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sow fresh seeds when ripe and red.
Division
Separate offsets in spring.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts butterflies
Pot plant
Can be grown in containers, use a sandy potting mix.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Port Elizabeth to Kwazulu-Natal
Natural climate
Coastal regions

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
Greenish to Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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