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Scadoxus

Scadoxus multiflorus

Also known as

Catherine Wheel, Blood Flower, Poison Root, Fireball Lily , Bloedblom, Gifwortel (Afr.)

Full Shade
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

20cm

40cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Scadoxus Overview

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.

Common problems with Scadoxus

Generally problem free.

    Scadoxus Companion Plants

    Plant under trees with other small shade loving plants.

    How to harvest Scadoxus

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Scadoxus

    Seed

    Sow seed as soon as ripe and mature.

    Division

    Separate offsets in spring.

    Special features of Scadoxus

    Pot plant

    Plant in well draining potting mix, but keep the mix moist.

    Other uses of Scadoxus

    Grown for its flowers.

    Ornamental

    Grown for the showy flowers.

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