Catherine Wheel, Blood Flower, Poison Root, Fireball Lily , Bloedblom, Gifwortel (Afr.)
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Scadoxus multiflorus (formerly Haemanthus multiflorus), is grown as an ornamental plant for its brilliantly coloured flowers, either in containers or in the ground in where the climate is suitable. In nature it occurs in lowland to mountain forest, secondary forest, forest margins, savannah woodland, open grassland and is very common in the shade of trees at river banks.
Generally not harvested
Sow seed as soon as ripe and mature.
Separate offsets in spring.
Plant in well draining potting mix, but keep the mix moist.
Africa, most of sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Somalia to South Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the Seychelles.
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Grown for the showy flowers.
Generally problem free.
Plant under trees with other small shade loving plants.