2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Red-And-Green Cobra Lily Overview
This species is a winter growing ornamental, and as the name suggests, can be identified from other Chasmanthe varieties by its two coloured flowers. Once it's planted in the backdrop of any garden, it tends to accentuate other smaller species in front of it. When it is planted, it prefers not to be disturbed for several years. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Common problems with Red-And-Green Cobra Lily
This plant doesn't have many pests or diseases, but it tends to struggle in the wild, as it grows better in cultivation.
Red-And-Green Cobra Lily Companion Plants
How to harvest Red-And-Green Cobra Lily
Pick flowers in the winter months to create beautiful winter arrangements. Harvest seeds after flower in Spring and store until Autumn.
How to propagate Red-And-Green Cobra Lily
This species's seed viability varies as this plant grows better by division of the corms.
Breaking up of the corms during the dormant period is the ideal time. Although it will continue to bloom for years without division, dividing clumps every three to four years will increase flowers.
Special features of Red-And-Green Cobra Lily
The Two-colored Cobra Lily attracts nectar drinking sunbirds.
This plant has a dormant period during the summer months and re-emerges in Autumn. Ideal for xeriscaping in a winter rainfall area.
Thrive in wetlands, even when areas go dry in summer.
Other uses of Red-And-Green Cobra Lily
This plant can be used to bring much needed colour to those difficult semi-shaded areas in the garden. It can also be used as a container plant.