Mainly Amaryllids Garden

Mainly Amaryllids Garden

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FamilyAmaryllidaceae
GenusHaemanthus
Speciescoccineus Grahamstown, RSA.
Cultivation DetailsThis bulb group is one of my favourites. Thick leaves on most types, some are hairy, some are barred and spotted and all have exquisite flowers. Haemanthus coccineus has a very large distribution area (some 2,500 sq km) and the range of plant types is astounding! I am eagerly awaiting flowers of many new types of this species growing in my collection. Cultivation requirements for the species listed below (can be seen on our web site on the Images pages). Large pots, say around 20 inch, and lots of sand in the medium. They seem to like bits of clay through the medium too. I fertilize, every so moderately, with a light dressing of cow manure and a small amount of pea straw at the start of the season. This does them until the start of the next season. All bulbs with thick fleshy roots have adapted to poorer soils than most other plant forms. Bulbs are that special adaptation in Nature, the one that can glean a very reasonable life from poor soils. I hope you obtain as much pleasure as I do in growing these beautiful bulbs.
Special RequirementsNot too dry during the dormant months. The root may perish.



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