Bihrmann's

CAUDICIFORMS

A  B  C  D  E  FGH  IJKL  M  NO  P  QRS  T  UVWXYZ

 Menu

                                                            

Previous plant

Main page

Next plant

Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Whiteheadia bifolia
 

Photo from The UC Irvine Arboretum.

  
Author:  John Gilbert Baker 1873
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  Southern Namibia, Northern South Africa
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  1 (15) centimetre 
Flower:  Green/White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Elephants Ears
Synonyms:  Eucomis bifolia, Jacquin 1791, Basilea bifolia, Poiret 1810. Whiteheadia latifolia William Henry Harvey
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1873. It is found in Southern Namibia and Northern South Africa. It prefers grit or a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the 15 centimetres long leaves lay flat on the ground.

This is a winter grower.