LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS
MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS
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.