Haemanthus humilus - 3 bulbs p-pack
Haemanthus humilis is represented by many small, varying populations. The species has round or compressed bulbs with even tunics and lax unspotted leaves that range from smooth to densely hairy. Flowers are white to deep pink with stamens well exerted or equal in length to the segments. Flowers are mostly present with the leaves or appear slightly before.
Common name: paint brush, powder puff
Sun exposure: Semi-shade
Flowering time: October - March
Dormant: May – August
Lifting time: May
Type: True bulb
Mature height: 60cm
Planting depth: Plant with the neck at the surface of the soil
Plant spacing: 2cm apart
Watering: Every 3-4 days when planted in the ground for 10 minutes
Position and soil
The soil medium must be well aerated and a suggested medium is equal parts of well rotted compost, coarse river sand and loam. Position in a semi-shade location.
This species requires summer water and is happy with a dilute amount of fertilizer during growth. It should be grown in part shade. The dormancy period tends to be short and the soil should be kept dry, although the bulbs seem happiest when the soil does not go bone dry.