3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Red Lachenalia Overview
Lachenalia bulbifera is a bulbous perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. It is typically grown for the showy, red, tubular flowers. They are naturally found growing in winter rainfall regions of South Africa, where they are dormant in the hot dry summer months. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Common problems with Red Lachenalia
Generally trouble free
Red Lachenalia Companion Plants
Spring bulbs work well between low growing ground covers like Dymondia or Sutera
How to harvest Red Lachenalia
Generally not harvested, but flower can be cut for the vase.
How to propagate Red Lachenalia
Sow seeds as soon as ripe in sandy well-draining medium.
Remove bulblets in summer or autumn while dormant and replant before it grows again.
Special features of Red Lachenalia
Attracts useful insects
Can be grown in pots, plant in free draining medium, in sunny position, keep dry in dormant period.
Flowers then leaves, or leaves and later(in Winter/Spring) flowers emerge.
Adapted to survive a dry summer in dormant (or resting) phase and grow and flower after winter rains.