Cyrtanthus falcatus is a bulbous perennial that can reach a height of about 150-400mm but is usually hanging from cliffs.It produces a large pear shaped bulb with a distinctive neck about 50-80mm in diameter, the neck is around 120mm long and the leaves are about 250x30mm. They are leathery, sickle-shaped and appear soon after the flowers. The flowers are grouped 6-10 in an inflorescence with a stem of about 300mm long that curves upwards from the hanging bulb then the tip bends sharply downwards. The narrow trumpet shaped flowers are pale yellowish-green with reddish-pink margins on the outside, about 60mm long and borne between September and November.
Cyrtanthus falcatus is a lovely specimen for hanging baskets or to cascade over retaining walls. Keep it on the dry side.