Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyrtanthus (ker-TAN-thus) (Info)
Species: herrei (HER-ray-eye) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newport Beach, California

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 24, 2010, brunsvigiaken from San Diego, CA wrote:

This Cyrtanthus is from the dry Northwest Cape region of South Africa. It must have good drainage and is somewhat drought tolerant. Leaves are dull blue-grey, strap-shaped and display an interesting twist if grown in the sun. They may slowly produce offsets. Unlike most Cyrtanthus, this one probably takes a little more water in winter but will take some all year long. Again, must have good drainage. Foliage is evergreen. Late summer/early fall blooming. Probably self-sterile, thus needs another to set seed.