Malgas Lily Overview
Genus containing around 7 deciduous, bulbous, herbaceous perennials which are all found in Africa. This genus grows best in warm, seasonally wet, sandy soils. Between 3-60 red-pink or white, tubular blooms are produced on a branched inflorescence with equal length flower stalks, called an umbel. The individual flowers broadly resemble those of lilies, with more curled petals, termed reflexed as they bend backwards away from the flower throat.
Special features of Malgas Lily
Attracts useful insects
Honeybees and butterflies are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
This plant thrives in sandy desert areas where little to no rain occurs.
Good container plants for growing in the garden, ensure pots have sufficient drainage.
Beautiful, tubular blooms similar to those of lilies.