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Football Lily, Haemanthus Multiflorus, Blood Lily - Bulbs

Football Lily, Haemanthus Multiflorus, Blood Lily - Bulbs
Flowers are arranged in umbel so it is called as football lily and color suggests a name - blood lily.
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Description for Football Lily, Haemanthus Multiflorus, Blood Lily

Scadoxus multiflorus is the scientific name of football lily. This perennial grows from a rhizomatous bulb. It has a false stem as leaves are wrapped together. Leaves may appear after flowering or with them. A false stem can grow up to 60 cm. Up to 100 individual flowers are produced in an umbel inflorescence.

Common name(s): Football lily, blood lily, ball lily, blood flower, Katherine-wheel, oxtongue lily, poison root and powderpuff lily
Flower colours: Pink and red shades
Bloom time: Summer to early autumn
Max reacahble height: Up to 18 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

It can be planted in containers or in the ground and indoor or outdoor. Propagation is possible by seed. Plant the bulbs in spring with equal parts of loam or sandy soil and manure. Keep spacing of up to 10 inches. Re-pot occasionally in spring or early summer.

Sunlight: Bright light
Soil: Well-drained growing medium, largely organic in nature
Water: Medium
Temperature: 10 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Football Lily

  • Give at least 2 to 3 hours of sunlight for indoors.
  • Apply balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer each month during the growing phase.
  • Reduce watering in late summer.
  • Remove the spent flowers unless you are collecting the seed.

Harvesting

Summer

Typical uses of Football Lily

Special features: Inflorescence

Culinary use: Harmful after intake.

Ornamental use: It is grown as an ornamental plant for its brilliantly colored flowers.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-287367
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Blood%20Lily.html
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/70173-blood-lily-scadoxus-multiflorus
  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=715
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=275765&isprofile=0&

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5 / 5 Rasika Srivastava 11 July 2017
I want to buy this plant.
5 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 30 June 2017
Seeds for this plant are available with u?
4 / 5 Joshi Prisy 19 June 2017
I want this plant.
5 / 5 Yamini 17 June 2017
In which it flowers?
5 / 5 Swati Bhardwaj 13 May 2017
Can this be grown in terrace.

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