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Brunsvigia orientalis

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
Afrikaans: ajuinbol, koningskandelaarblom, kandelaarblom, kandelaarlelie, lantanter English: candelabra flower, king candelabra, chandelier lily, chandelier plant  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.4 - 0.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
  x x                  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower type
  Flower info
  Each individual flower is large, bright vivid red, with red anthers and reflexing petals, on a 20 cm pedicel
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  The 4-8 oblong leaves appear after the flowers die and are flat on the ground. The upper surface is usually velvety.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
A large plant (to 50 cm).
This large bulb can carry up to 50 crimson flowers in a large rounded umbel, later from two to six flat leaves appear spread on the ground.
Growing EDIT
This is a lover of sandy soils in the wild. In cultivation this likes well drained soils also but it is judged to be one of the easiest to grow and flower.

Full sun, dry in the summer, watered in the winter and lots of patience as it settles down.
Distribution EDIT
Found on sandy flats along the coast, riverbeds or inland sand plumes in predominantly low altitude winter rainfall areas of the Western Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
Flowers are adapted to sunbird pollination.
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