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Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1871
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  5 (24) Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Paint Brush, Dwarf Haemanthus
Synonyms:  Haemanthus baurii, Anon.
Haemanthus mackenii,

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1871. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in well-drained soil with some water and little sun. It is from the cooler forest-areas, and it is a ever-green. The bulb will grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaves reaches for five centimetre. The flowers are white, and it takes two to tango.

Haemanthus means blood flower; Greek haima for 'blood' and anthos meaning 'flower' - a reference to the red flowers of most species. The species name referring to the leaves.

This is a evergreen plant.

Drawing by Barbara Jeppe.