Brunsvigia orientalis, Candelabra Flower, King Candelabra, Chandelier Lily

Brunsvigia orientalis

Candelabra Flower, King Candelabra, Chandelier Lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Native to South Africa, it is a small plant that measures 2-5 feet in height. Brunsvigia orientalis (Candelabra Flower) is ideal for Mediterranean-style gardens. This plant is incredibly attractive with its large, red, crimson, and vinous flowers. It should be planted in full sun areas and should not be overwatered as this can cause root rot. During its growth and flowering period, it will require moderate water but never allow the soil to become waterlogged.

In terms of general plant care, the soil must be well aerated. It is suitable for USDA Zone 9-1, so if you live in a cold region, it is best to grow it in a pot. When planting, make sure that the roots are not entangled and that the widest part of the bulb is above the surface of the soil. Prune regularly after flowering, preferably in spring, to promote plant growth and flowering for the following year.

The Brunsvigia orientalis is an alluring plant that is irresistible to both butterflies and hummingbirds. For gardeners looking to create a wildlife-friendly environment, this is an ideal option.1

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