Veltheimia bracteata

Veltheimia bracteata
Veltheimia bracteata
Veltheimia bracteata

Common names: forest lily (English). 
Botanical name: Veltheimia bracteata

The forest lily, Veltheimia bracteata, is a striking bulbous plant with glossy green leaves and tubular flowers in shades of pink, orange or green. It blooms in late winter to spring, attracting birds to its nectar-rich flowers. This plant grows wild in forests and coastal scrub. The forest lily is easy to grow in semi-shade or shade, in well-drained, humus-rich soil. It can be propagated by offsets, leaf cuttings or seed. It makes an excellent pot plant or a shade garden companion.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, pot plant

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Type: geophyte
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