Blood Lily, Seeroogblom (Afr.), Idumbi (Zulu)
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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.
Generally not harvested
Sow fresh seeds when ripe and red.
Separate offsets in spring.
Attracts useful insects
Can be grown in containers, use a sandy potting mix.
Africa, South Africa, Port Elizabeth to Kwazulu-Natal
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Generally problem free