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Dwarf Paintbrush

Scadoxus membranaceus

Also known as

Blood Lily, Seeroogblom (Afr.), Idumbi (Zulu)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

11a-11b

USDA zone

4°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

40cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Scadoxus membranaceus (Graham Duncan)
Scadoxus membranaceus, ripe fruits. (Graham Duncan)
Scadoxus membranaceus (Graham Duncan)

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

    Seed

    Sow fresh seeds when ripe and red.

    Division

    Separate offsets in spring.

    Special features of Dwarf Paintbrush

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts butterflies

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in containers, use a sandy potting mix.

    Drought resistant

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees

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