Albin Pax, 1893
||Grit - Mix
Medium - Maximum
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was
given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1893. It is found in Kenya
and Tanzania, growing in almost pure grit or another well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will
grow to five centimetres in diameter, the laves reach 40 centimetres
in height. The flowers are from red to dark purple.
The genera name from Latin;
Crypto; 'hidden' and the Greek stephane; 'wreath' or 'crown'.
The species name means 'looking like Haemanthus, which the
Seems to need some heat,
even during the winter dormancy.
Due to the fact the root
emerges on the top of the bulb, this might not be grown as a