SCADOXUS MULTIFLORUS - African Blood Lily Maximize

SCADOXUS MULTIFLORUS - African Blood Lily

This unusual tropical bulb produces large heads of bright red flowers in the spring time. This is a very interesting plant recommended for beginners.

Ships in 1gallon pot (6" pot).

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Also known as: Haemanthus grandiflorum

FAMILY : Amaryllidaceae
ORIGIN : South Africa
TYPE/USES :
bulb
MATURE SIZE :
10"-12"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : sun/partial shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: less in the winter
MIN. TEMP. : 
avoid freezing temperatures
FLOWER :
spring

Scadoxus multiflorus is a beautiful flowering bulb from South Africa. After a dormancy period in the winter, the unusual flower heads emerge in the spring or summer, coming out of the ground with no leaves. Bulbs need to be mature to flower. Young plants will only produce leaves in the spring/summer. At this time start watering and feeding with regular fertilizer regularly throughout the summer. Around August or September switch the fertilizer for something like a bloom booster, but don't use it too much. Around November the plant will start to go dormant again. During dormancy, reduce the watering a lot (let the soil dry out a little) and don't fertilize. If you live in a cold climate dig the bulbs out and store them in a dark place. Something like a paper bag with vermiculite would be good. In the spring you should plant the bulbs again. Bury the entire bulb just below the soil, not too deep. Scadoxus multiflorus grows well in pots and the pots can be stored inside during the winter without you having to dig up the bulbs. Avoid freezing temperatures.