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Blood Lily Scadoxus multiflorus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ska-DOKS-us mul-tih-FLOR-us
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Bulbous herb with alternate, simple leaves; stem and leaf stalk spotted; flowers crowded in terminal umbels; mostly erect, tubular below with 6 spreading petal-like segments, scarlet or red/orange, fading to pink. May produce orange-red, globular berries in fall. Produces a rosette of dark green leaves after flowering. It is also known as Haemanthus multiflorus. 

Plant bulb in a container, 1" deep.  This bulb is classified as Tender II, can be injured below 50 degrees F (10C).

Bring containers indoors and either grow them as plants in a lighted area or store bubs dry in the container at 50-58 degrees F (10-14C)

This plant is typically grown as a houseplant on interiorscape and considered a cultivated ornamental bulb.

The bulb will cause low toxicity if eaten.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#container plant#not hardy#fall interest#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#container plant#not hardy#fall interest#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scadoxus
    Species:
    multiflorus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Poisonous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Salivation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine and other alkaliods
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers