Also known as
Blood Lily, Seeroogblom (Afr.), Idumbi (Zulu)
This plant has no fragrance
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Dwarf Paintbrush Overview
Scadoxus membranaceus is the smallest of the species in the genus Scadoxus, it grows from a bulb. This species is quite notable for the large spathes that surround the flowers, giving the appearance of a large flower. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Dwarf Paintbrush
Generally problem free
How to harvest Dwarf Paintbrush
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Dwarf Paintbrush
Sow fresh seeds when ripe and red.
Separate offsets in spring.
Special features of Dwarf Paintbrush
Attracts useful insects
Can be grown in containers, use a sandy potting mix.