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Haemanthus spp.

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Vegetation around Victoria falls
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Haemanthus pubescens
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A genus containing 22 species of deciduous or evergreen perennial bulbs in the Amaryllidaceae family native to several Southern African countries. They have strap-like leaves and dense brush-shaped umbels of small flowers, often with showy bracts, followed by fleshy fruits. Commonly known as blood lily, they are popular container and glasshouse specimens but can be grown in a rockery if in a mild climate with some shelter.