2x Paintbrush Scadoxus multiflorus red

Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. multiflorus

2x Paintbrush Scadoxus multiflorus red

Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. multiflorus
Red eye-catcher
Want to add an eye-catcher to your garden? We recommend the powder puff (Scadoxus). The red flower is large and brush-like, with long protruding stamens. An exciting addition to the garden. Plant the bulbs in the spring. The flowers bloom in the summer.
Space the bulbs out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Plant the bulbs in the sun. Water the bulb immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
A colourful summer!
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2x Paintbrush Scadoxus multiflorus red
2x Paintbrush Scadoxus multiflorus red
2x Paintbrush Scadoxus multiflorus red
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We measure the diameter of the bulb. A bigger bulb contains more food for longer flowering and a stronger plant.

Latin name: Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. multiflorus
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - August
Growing Height: 30 - 40 cm
Bulb circumference: 16 cm

Plant the Powder Puff (Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus) in a large planter. Layer the bottom with pot shards on top of clay pellets. Use potting compost mixed with some sand, fill the pot, plant the bulb and cover with more compost. Allow the top half of the bulb to show above ground. Water immediately and stand in a sunny window (but protected from direct sunlight).


Water immediately with Bakker's flowering plant fertiliser. Fertilise monthly until July. Water regularly, but only when the potting compost feels dry to the touch. Your effort will be rewarded when summer arrives: a new shoot will grow from the stem that will eventually turn into the flower stalk. This indoor bulb can stand outdoors too, as long as it is in a nice warm spot.

Storing your Powder Puff over the winter

After flowering the plant will need to rest. You will notice that the leaves start to turn yellow – now is the time to stop watering. All the leaves will dry out but leave the plant for at least another month in the warm living room – then it can go in a cool, frost-free area. This bulb can remain in the same pot for years, just refresh the top soil. When the temperatures begin to rise again in spring, the plant should start to shoot again. Immediately start watering, adding Bakkers flower fertiliser for plants and move the plant into a warm spot indoors. Fertilise monthly until July and with luck you will have a new flower stalk again.


A member of the Amaryllis (Amaryllidaceae) family, the Scadoxus (Powder Puff Lily) is truly lovely to behold. Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus, belongs to the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Scadoxus means 'hidden beauty' or 'beauty', multiflorus, means ‘many flowers’. These descriptions say it all!


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