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Scadoxus puniceus, Paintbrush Lily

Scadoxus puniceus

Paintbrush Lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae   (Formerly:Amaryllidaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous 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, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

As within many of the closely related amaryllids, this bulb is poisonous.


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