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Cyrtanthus epiphyticus

Common name fire lily
Family amaryllidaceae
Life cycle perennial
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Bulbous species from South Africa with bundles of tubular red-orange flowers in spring, and strap-shaped leaves. It appears that in their natural habitats they can be both epiphytic (growing from other plants, or in rock crevices) or grow at ground level in meadows. It is known and named for its ability to survive and quickly regrow after wildfires.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: front fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '22/'23 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8-23d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 14-23d)

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