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Nerine humilis

   (Family: Amaryllidaceae)
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.2 - 0.4m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
    x x x x            
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower info
  Spreading, irregularly flaring, pale to dark pink flowers with down-flexed stamens. Tepals narrow and more or less undulate or crinkly. Borne on pedicels a little longer than the flowers.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Narrow leaves 4-10 mm wide, usually dry at flowering. Thread-like to strap-shaped, succulent.
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruits globular, membranous.
Description EDIT
Bulbous perennial, 15-35 cm.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Loamy or clay soil among rocks in the Western and Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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