Scadoxus multiflorus

Jim McKenney
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 07:37:54 PDT
Scadoxus multiflorus is putting up the first scape of the season here. 


This plant is evidently very well adapted to pot culture and “glad


I keep the pot in a shallow dish which almost always has water in it. I’ve
read the in the wild some Scadoxus and Haemanthus sometimes grow in sites
underwater during the flowering period. I’ve never seen any sign of bulb rot
in my potted plants – continually wet soil during the growing season is what
they get here. 


Is this species an anomaly in that respect? Are other species in these
genera touchier about water? 



Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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