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Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1860
Origin:  Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Red - Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Inanda Lily, Kei Lily,  Fire Lily, Nahoon Lily
Synonyms:  Gastronema sanguineum, John Lindley, 1848.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. ballyi, Nordal.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. minor, Nordal.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. salmonoides, Nordal.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus subsp. wakefieldii, Nordal.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1860. It is found in Kenya, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania, growing in a well drained 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 is generally a summer grower.

The genera name from Greek; Kyrtos; 'curved' and Greek; anthos; 'flower' for the curved flower tube. The species name is Latin for blood red.