Haemanthus ID

Bruce Schroder silvertop1952@gmail.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:12:23 PDT
Lisa - the easiest way to differentiate between H amarylloides and H
humilis is in the leaves.  There are 3 ssp of H amarylloides, the most
commonly grown being ssp amarylloides and ssp polyanthus.  Both of these
have a pair of long narrow glossy green leaves no more than 40mm wide that
tend to stand upright (as much as gravity will allow) whereas H humilis has
broader flat leaves that generally sit flat on the ground or arch
slightly.  There is a good pic of the pair of upright leaves on the PBS

Bruce Schroder
Melbourne, Australia
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