|African Blood Lily|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
|Leaves:||Other: Winter dormant
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
|Propagation: Seeds:||Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Harvest berry when red (ripe) and drops at a touch. Remove seed(s) and clean. Relatively short seed viability period. Keep medium moist, not dry or soaking wet, while bulblet is produced. Leaves appear in a few months.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 29, 2012 4:00 AM
Found in tropical Arabia and Africa to Nambia and East Cape. A Z 10 inhabitant. Good summer pot plant in the Midwest, overwintered dry in basement. Flower better when somewhat crowded; resist disturbance (repot only when neccesary). When placing into a container, leave bulb's neck above soil line.
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|jmorth||On November 11, 2014||Winterized
Moved from garage to basement to overwinter dry in it's pot.
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