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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Cyrtanthus sanguineus
 
  
Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker 1860
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Red - Orange
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Inanda Lily, Kei Lily,  Fire Lily, Nahoon Lily
Synonyms:  Gastronema sanguineum, John Lindley 1848
   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1860. It is found in eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil but organic rich soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun sun. The bulbs can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from pink over orange to the most common bright red. .

This plant can be grown as a evergreen, but generally a summer grower.

The genera name originates from the Greek kyrtos, meaning curved and anthos meaning flower. The species name; sanguineous is Latin for blood red.