Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus albiflos
Haemanthus albiflos
Haemanthus albiflos

Common names: white paint brush (English). 
Botanical name: Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus albiflos, commonly known as the paintbrush, is a versatile flowering plant featuring oblong leaves. Shade-loving with a prolonged flowering season, from April to July, it produces compact umbels of small white flowers resembling a paintbrush and attracting bees and butterflies. Used in traditional medicine to treat coughs and as a charm to ward off lightning. To care for the paintbrush plant, replant bulbs promptly, use well-drained soil, and provide dappled to partial sunlight.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, medicine, pot plant

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Family: Amaryllidaceae
Type: geophyte, succulent
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Plant-animal interactions: bees, birds, butterflies
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