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Cyrtanthus breviflorus profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 16 2021

Cyrtanthus breviflorus profile

Cyrtanthus breviflorus, a type of bulb flower, is native to South Africa, where wildfires often burn up lush plants in the hot, dry heat of Africa.  

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Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Morphological characteristics of cyrtanthus breviflorus

Cauline leaf

Cyrtanthus breviflorus is a perennial, bulbous evergreen plant about 20 to 30cm tall with a globose underground bulb. Leaves are linear, green.

Flowers

The flowers of Cyrtanthus breviflorus are elongated from underground bulbs, with a long tube of slightly drooping flowers and about eight flowers on each branch in yellow, orange-red, white, pink, etc.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus flowering in winter and spring, fruiting in spring.

Ecological habits of cyrtanthus breviflorus

Cyrtanthus breviflorus grows at an optimal temperature of 15 to 25 ° C and is resistant to high temperature, generally safe to overwinter at 8 ° C or above. Cyrtanthus breviflorus is pleasant to light, but avoid summer noon strong light, with morning, afternoon full light, noon appropriate shade for the best, spring, autumn, winter visible strong light. The leaves and pedicels are droopy and unattractive if not adequately illuminated. Cyrtanthus breviflorus likes moisture, so the soil should be kept moist and not dehydrated except in winter, when it can be slightly dry.

Cultivation of Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Cyrtanthus breviflorus is very easy to grow and can be grown in tropical, subtropical, temperate, temperate areas, and has been cultivated in Taiwan, South and East China.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus grows at an optimal temperature of 15 to 25 ° C and is resistant to high temperature, generally safe to overwinter at 8 ° C or above. Cyrtanthus breviflorus is pleasant to light, but avoid summer noon strong light, with morning, afternoon full light, noon appropriate shade for the best, spring, autumn, winter visible strong light. The leaves and pedicels are droopy and unattractive if not adequately illuminated. Cyrtanthus breviflorus likes moisture, so the soil should be kept moist and not dehydrated except in winter, when it can be slightly dry.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus requires a certain substrate and prefers a rich, well-drained sandy soil. It can be prepared with a 6:3:1 mixture of peat (or leaf litter), river sand and organic fertilizer.It is recommended not to use heavy soil cultivation, in case poor drainage affects bulb development and growth.

The formation of the ball is very fast, can be planted into a large pot, the Flower is very spectacular, the bulb can generally grow about five years, to reduce the flowering of the Cyrtanthus breviflorus and flower quality decline, in the spring to replace the pot to renew. Remove old bulbs when repotting. The roots of Cyrtanthus breviflorus are fleshy and should not be too dry. Remove the bulbs as soon as the new ones are separated. Do not plant too deep, as soon as the bulbs are covered with soil, and water them thoroughly.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Propagation of Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Propagation of Cyrtanthus breviflorus is done by bulb and sowing. Propagation can be done throughout the year, preferably after the flowers have faded. Spring sowing, the matrix can choose peat soil or leaf rot soil, matrix can not be too thick. After sowing, the soil was covered with a fine substrate of 3 ~ 4mm, and the soil was poured with a fine watering kettle or watered by soaking water method.They can germinate in 4 weeks and bloom in 3 years.

Disease control of Cyrtanthus breviflorus

There are few diseases and insect pests of the flower, which are harmful to the lily corridium in its origin, but have not been found in the cultivation in China, so it is generally not necessary to control the pests.

The distribution area of Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Cyrtanthus breviflorus is very easy to grow and can be grown in tropical, subtropical, temperate, temperate areas, and has been cultivated in Taiwan, South and East China.

Landscape use of Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Cyrtanthus breviflorus, with its elegant, sweet fragrance, is an excellent potted flower for cutting flowers or for viewing in a corner of the garden.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus