Snake Lily, Rooikwas (Afr.), Umgola, Isisphompho
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The paintbrush lily is a popular garden plant grown in the ground or in containers. It is a bulbous plant, dormant in winter and does not like to be disturbed once planted. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.
Summer, Autumn, Spring
Generally not harvested
Sow seed when ripe, they must be fresh, it will take 4-5 years before flowering.
Separate offsets in spring.
Plant in composted, well drained potting mix in a shady position
Birds feed on the berries
Africa, South Africa, northern provinces, Free State, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape, to Tropical Africa
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Amaryllis lily borer can cause severe damage to the whole plant, slugs and snails can damage the foliage extensively.