Ferraria welwitschii

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: yellow, brown, patterned
Flower Season: early summer

Ferraria welwitschii Baker is a species of the tropical, summer-flowering Glutinosae subspecies occurring in a vast area including Angola, Zambia, southern Congo and Zimbabwe on the margins of open woodland. It's open branching pattern is more reminiscent of a Cypella than of the winter growing Ferrarias. The pictures show a plant in cultivation by Martin Bohnet in southern Germany, where it needs full sun to flower. He grows them as container plant but lifts them to store completely dry in winter. The yellow, spidery flowers are produced in early summer, last one day and produce glittering nectar on the inner dark area of the flower which attracts flies and wasps in Europe.

Ferraria welwitschii, Martin BohnetFerraria welwitschii, Martin BohnetFerraria welwitschii branching, Martin Bohnet

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