Haemanthus
Haemanthus deformis

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Haemanthus (hem-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: deformis (de-FOR-mis) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 17, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have never grown this plant, but from what I have seen and read about it, it is a unique representative of this genus. Native to eastern South Africa, it grows between rocks in protected locations, getting little if any direct sunlight. It is a perennial and likes moisture year round, though less in colder seasons. It grows flat agains the ground and maintains only 2-4 leaves at a time. Roots are pretty large for a bulb. Supposedly very apt to be attacked by mealy bugs.