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Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus albiflos, commonly known as paintbrush, is an evergreen bulbous perennial belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family. The dark-green leaves are smooth, thick, tongue-shaped and covered with soft hairs. Dense, small flowers with short, narrow white petals and long white filaments form clusters to 10 cm cross. The fruit is a red berry containing oval-shaped seeds.


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Common NamePaintbrush
Botanical nameHaemanthus albiflos
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Life CyclePerennial
FoliageEvergreen
Basic Colourwhite
Height20 -> 40 cm
Habitatshady habitats,
Woodlands
Altitude0 -1200 m
Bloom TimeNovember -> December
Plant TypeHerb, Bulbous,
Indoor, Outdoor,
Ornamental
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesTell us
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesTell us
USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Silty,
Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds, by Cuttings,
by division, Self sows
GerminationTell us
Pests/ Diseasescaterpillar of amaryllis

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