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Blood Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Haemanthus coccineus

 

Blood Lily

Haemanthus are evergreen or deciduous perennial bulbs. They have strap-shaped leaves and dense umbels of small flowers, sometimes with colourful bracts, and which are followed white or red fleshy fruits. Haemanthus Coccineus is a perennial, with leaves that appear after the flowers, which are umbels of of small red flowers surrounded by red bracts, on stout brown stems The flowers are sometimes followed by fleshy white or red fruits fruits

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plant Features
  • Blood Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Blood Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Blood Lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Blood Lily likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Blood Lily

Latin name

Haemanthus coccineus

type

Flowering bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

6.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blood Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Blood Lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Blood Lily likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Blood Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blood Lily is 0.25meters x 0.35meters 0.25 M 0.35 M

Haemanthus coccineus

Haemanthus are evergreen or deciduous perennial bulbs. They have strap-shaped leaves and dense umbels of small flowers, sometimes with colourful bracts, and which are followed white or red fleshy fruits. Haemanthus Coccineus is a perennial, with leaves that appear after the flowers, which are umbels of of small red flowers surrounded by red bracts, on stout brown stems The flowers are sometimes followed by fleshy white or red fruits fruits


Flowering

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Flowers appear in mid to late Summer, and are sometimes followed by berries

 

Planting

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Plant the bulbs when they are dormant in light, free-draining soil in full or partial sun, and in a sheltered site, or under glass. Plant the bulbs with the neck of the bulb just above the surface of the soil. Water well to establish

 

Propagating by offsets

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Offsets are the baby plants that form at the base of some plants, and they are an easy way to propagate a plant. When the offsets have grown large enough to handle - and, hopefully, have some roots of their own,- gently break them away from the mother plant. Plant the offsets in a container and keep the plant barely moist (but not wet) until the plant is establishes, and can be planted out.

 
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