Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. Common name:
Bright redBloom time:
April to MayHeight:
12.00 to 15.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulbâ€™s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.Sunlight:
apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if youâ€™re harvesting for the kitchen).
- Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10).
- Allow Â¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.
Specimen flowering tree, screen or hedge. UseMedicinal use:
Culinary use:Ornamental use:
- In some parts of Africa, the leaves are eaten as a vegetable and used as an herbal remedy in traditional African medicine.
- The leaves are used in many parts of Nigeria as a traditional African medicine for the management of asthma.
- It is also used as an ornamental plant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal useReference: