Also known as the “shaving brush plant”, haemanthus like to be planted in a well drained soil and are best left undisturbed in their pots for several years.Usually evergreen but can shed all their leaves if they become dry. The leaves appear in pairs and are semi-erect. The stout stems support the pure white brush-like flower heads followed by bright red berries.
This rare beautiful specie has only one hairy edged leaf but evergreen and as the leaves can last for more than a year it may show two at once. It is very easy to grow in a gritty or sandy well drained soil and flowers from early summer. It produces photosynthetic bulbs positioned to grow in an elevated fashion atop the surface of the medium in which they grow.
To be kept frost free.