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botanical name:
Lachenalia bulbifera
Lachenalia bulbifera © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Lachenalia pendula
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 2°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Small bulbous perennial with broadly strap-shaped mottled leaves. Spikes of pendant tubular flowers, usually salmon pink tipped with green, but can vary from orange to red, borne on sturdy erect stems in late winter or early spring.

Quite tender and needs a cool but frost free situation. Good in an alpine house or cool conservatory. Ideal winter temperture for flowering is around 10C. Best in moderately fertile, humus rich soil which is moist but well drained in winter and dry during the dormant period in summer. Sunny position.

From seed, leaf cuttings or separation of bulblets.

Containers, or can be naturalised in Mediterranean and other warm climate areas.

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