Brunsvigia grandiflora

Synonyms:

Brunsvigia grandiflora
Amaryllis grandiflora

Habitat:

Brunsvigia grandiflora is native to South Africa. It is endemic in humid grasslands in an altitude up to 2200 m.

Description:

Brunsvigia grandiflora is a perennial, bulbous plant up to to 80 cm tall. Bulb is mostly above the ground, ovoid-shaped, membranous with brown tunics. Leaves are wavy and thick and erected, 10-15 each bulb, up to 90 cm long, pale green and closely ribbed; as the flowers do, they appear only in late summer to early fall. Inflorescence presents a stout peduncle, and funnel-shaped flowers which are 20-30 (up to 60) for umbel, white to dark to dark pink.

Cultivation:

Brunsvigia grandiflora is slow grower, that does well in containers with compost rich substratums. It needs a good amount of light and to be kept moist; it is theoretically hardy to -10°C, but it you have to keep it dry in winter.

Propagation:

Propagation can be done both by seed or vegetatively.

Curiosity:

Due to its appearance, Brunsvigia grandiflora is also known as “Giant Candelabra”.

Official Web Site:
www.giromagi.com

Italian Blog:
www.giromagicactus.com

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