Scadoxus Multiflorus, Bulb
Contents 1 bulb per package
Height: Up to 40 - 60 cm.
Comments: Scadoxus Multiflorus, Powder Brush is a very beautiful container plant, it has beautiful orange colored flowers with yellow stamens, so they are reminiscent of a powder brush.
Care for Scadoxus Multiflorus:
Scadoxus multiflorus, also known as the powderbrush or blood lily, is a beautiful flowering plant that requires some special care.
Place the Scadoxus in a location with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves. The ideal temperature for the Scadoxus multiflorus is between 18-24°C. Make sure the plant is protected from cold drafts and extreme temperatures.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Water the plant regularly, especially during the growth period. Reduce watering during the dormant period in winter
Use a well-drained potting soil that is rich in organic matter. Provide the Scadoxus with a balanced liquid fertilizer regularly during the growing season. Follow the instructions on the package for the correct dosage.
If necessary, repot the plant in a slightly larger pot. Preferably do this in the spring, just before the growing period starts.
Rest period: In winter the Scadoxus goes into a rest period. Reduce watering and keep the plant in a cooler location with a temperature of about 10-15°C. Avoid drafts, Scadoxus multiflorus is sensitive to drafts, for example from an open window.
Scadoxus multiflorus has an interesting history and origin. Scadoxus multiflorus is native to parts of Africa, particularly South Africa and Swaziland. It grows naturally in wooded areas and along streams and rivers.
Indigenous peoples in Africa have used the blood lily for centuries for a variety of purposes. They used the plant for medicinal purposes, such as treating fever, stomach problems and skin conditions.
The blood lily was first discovered by Western botanists in the 18th century. It was described and classified by botanists such as Carl Linnaeus and William Aiton.
Because of its striking flowers and exotic appearance, the blood lily has become popular as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world. It is prized for its vibrant red flowers and large flower heads.
The history and origin of Scadoxus multiflorus show that it is a plant with rich cultural significance and plays an important role in both indigenous traditions and horticulture. It remains a popular plant because of its striking flowers and unique appearance.
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