Cape Tulip
Haemanthus coccineus
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.5 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names April Fool, Blood Flower, Paintbrush Lily
Family Amaryllidaceae
Other scientific names Haemanthus tigrinus

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • orange
  • red
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    8
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    9
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Leaf color
  • green