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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Haemanthus coccineus
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Coastal southern Namibia, South Africa.
Soil:  Sand of Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Pale red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  March flower, April Fool, Blood Flower, Paintbrush Lily, Powderpuff Lily, King-of-Candia
Synonyms:  Haemanthus concolor Herb. Haemanthus moschatus Jacq. Haemanthus splendens Dinter. Haemanthus tigrinus Jacq.

The top of a large bulb.

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae famly was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is foud in the coastal areas from southern Namibia southwards to the Cape Peninsula and eastwards to Grahamstown. It grows in sand or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter, the two or tree leaves up to 60 centimetres long and 22 centimetres wide. The flowers are brownish-red to red.

Haemanthus is  Greek: haima for blood, and anthos for flower. Coccineus is Latin: Red or scarlet.

This is a winter grower.

Habitat at D'Algulhas, most southern point of Africa.

Flowering plant in cultivation.