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Velthemia bracteata Live Succulent Growing in a Gallon

Velthemia bracteata Live Succulent Growing in a Gallon

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Velthemia bracteata, commonly known as Forest Lily or Cape Forest Lily, is a striking flowering plant native to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It belongs to the family Colchicaceae.

Velthemia bracteata typically grows from a bulb and features long, leaves that emerge from the base. The plant produces tall flower spikes that can reach up to 2 feet (60 cm) in height.

The flowers of Velthemia bracteata are bell-shaped and pendulous, hanging from the flower spike. The blooms are usually bright orange or red-orange in color. They are quite showy and appear in clusters atop the tall stems.

This species is often found growing in forests or woodland areas, hence its common name "Forest Lily." It prefers a shaded or partially shaded environment and moist, well-draining soil.

Velthemia bracteata is cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes in suitable climates. It can be grown in containers or planted directly in the ground. It requires regular watering during the growing season but should be allowed to dry out between watering. Bulbs can be divided to propagate the plant.

The flowering period for Velthemia bracteata often occurs in late winter to early spring, although this can vary depending on the specific climate and conditions.

Some species within the Colchicaceae family, to which Velthemia bracteata belongs, contain compounds that can be toxic if ingested. It's essential to handle these plants with care and keep them away from children and pets.

Velthemia bracteata is valued for its attractive flowers, which add color and interest to gardens, particularly during the early months of the year when few other plants might be in bloom. Its striking appearance and relative ease of cultivation make it a desirable choice for many collectors in suitable climates.

This is for the plant shown growing in a gallon container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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