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Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cobra Lily 

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Chasmanthe aethiopica

Cobra Lily
Family: Iridaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The stem is inclined with the flowering spike held almost horizontally and the flowers curving outwards in a double row along the upper side.Chasmanthe aethiopica thrives in relatively fertile, freely draining soil and will soon spread naturally through division of the corms in favourable situations. Plants are winter-growing and must be kept dry during their summer dormancy. The species does best in milder climates and is not hardy below -5 C.


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Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cobra Lily 

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Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cobra Lily 

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Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cobra Lily 

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