Please note: Haemanthus humilis: Includes Haemanthus humilis ssp. humilis, Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus and Haemanthus humilis.
Beautiful showy Haemanthus species with2 – 4 wide medium green leaves. Pink blooms of the typical Haemanthus bloom.
Can be hairy on the top or bottom or both sides of the leaves. A wonderful specimen bulb species.
Please Note: Haemanthus humilis: Includes Haemanthus humilis ssp. humilis, Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus and Haemanthus humilis.
Growing this species of Haemanthus is relatively easy. It grows with either full morning sun and the rest of the day shade of full sun under shade cloth all day. Both methods work well. Haemanthus humilis grows well in an rich yet open composted soil.
I use a generic potting mix like Hortico or Yates. Once the growing season begins and the leaves appear I add a small amount of dynamic lifter once at the start and then again mid season. Sow bulbs at level or slightly above ground level. They will pull themselves to their required depth. I have tried Haemanthus humilis in every medium possible and this one works best for me.
This bulb needs to be left undisturbed for many years to come to flower. As with most Amaryllids, this years leaves is next years bloom. So a stable bulb is a happy bulb.
Don’t forget the wood ash 🙂