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Forest Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Veltheimia bracteata syn. Veltheimia viridifolia

 

Forest Lily

Veltheimia - Forest Lily - is a native of South Africa. It is a perennial flowering bulb with strap-shaped leaves and stout stem that bears a cluster of nodding, tubular flowers, similar to a Red-Hot Poker, in Spring. Grown indoors or under glass in cooler climes, but can be moved outdoors in warm weather

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plant Features
  • Forest Lily likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Forest Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Forest Lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Forest Lily likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Forest Lily

Latin name

Veltheimia bracteata syn. Veltheimia viridifolia

type

Flowering bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Forest Lily likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Forest Lily is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Forest Lily likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Forest 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 Forest Lily is 0.45meters x 0.45meters 0.45 M 0.45 M

Veltheimia bracteata syn. Veltheimia viridifolia

Veltheimia - Forest Lily - is a native of South Africa. It is a perennial flowering bulb with strap-shaped leaves and stout stem that bears a cluster of nodding, tubular flowers, similar to a Red-Hot Poker, in Spring. Grown indoors or under glass in cooler climes, but can be moved outdoors in warm weather


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

If planting in a container, plant in a well draining mix such as 1:1 sand:peat. If planting outdoors, plant in well-draining soil in light shade.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Flowers similar in form to a Red Hot Poker, appear in Spring

 

Propagate by offsets

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Remove offsets after the foliage has died down, and replant them straight away 30 - 40 mm deep.

 
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