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Nerine laticoma

Common names: Vlei Lily (E); vleileli, Gifbol (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Bulb

Nerine laticoma

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST SENSITIVE

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Nerine laticoma

DESCRIPTION

Nerine laticoma is a summer growing flower found in the wild in a broad band stretching from the dry inland parts of Namibia eastwards and southwards through southern Botswana, Limpopo, Gauteng, the North-West, Northern Cape, Free State and Lesotho. It usually occurs in large colonies on deep, red, sandy soils. It has a large and deep-seated bulb which serves as a storage organ. A tuft of new leaves emerge from the bulb in spring when conditions for growth improve. There is a tuft of four to eight broad, strap-shaped leaves which can grow to 300 tall. N. laticoma bears a large, spherical inflorescence of white, or pale to rose pink flowers. Flowers are short-lived and are followed by a papery capsule which is the fruit and contains one to many round, or irregularly-shaped, fleshy seeds.

WILDLIFE
LANDSCAPING USES
This is a summer-growing plant. It survives the cold, dry winters by going dormant.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Desert, Grassland
FLOWERS

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