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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Veltheimia bracteata
 
  
Author:  William Henry Harvey 1870
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Peat or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  45 centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow to Dark Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Offsets/Leaf Cuttings
Pop names:  Forest Lily, Winter Red Hot Poker
Synonyms:  Veltheimia viridifolia, Jacquin, 1797. Veltheimia undulata Moench

  

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by William Henry Harvey e in 1870. It is found on the Eastern Cape, South Africa, growing in peat or well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The bulb will grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaves will get 45 centimetres long. The flowers are pale yellow to dark pink.

Named after the German patron of botany, August Ferdinand Graf von Veltheim.