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Veltheimia bracteata


Forest Lily
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Veltheimia bracteata
Principal Common Name Veltheimia
Common Name(s) Forest Lily
Synonym Veltheimia viridifolia, Veltheimia undulata
Description A fountain-like bulb plant that grows in a rosette form with wide wavy-edged leaves. The flowers appear in winter or very early spring with clusters of pinkish purple tubular, drooping flowers with green tips.
General Comments Leaves die back after flower and entire plant needs less water. Good plant for indoors.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 1 - 1 FT
Spread Range 1 - 2 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 13 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Shiny : Thick
Form Bulb
Flower Color Pinkish-Purple with green tips
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Morning Sun : Filtered Light : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Color : Flower

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