Haemanthus montanus is found in grassland and seasonal wetlands in the eastern regions of South Africa. It has remarkable foliage consisting of two narrow, blue-green leaves, with a spiral twist about one quarter of the way along the leaf – unique in the genus. It grows in small areas with poorly drained shallow soil. It occurs in dense stands with large cream flowers appearing in mid summer, rapidly followed by two upright leaves. In cultivation in can be grown in sun to partial shade, moist in summer, dry in winter.
Plant in a well-drained, loamy soil with plenty of light; this is not only a lovely species, but it is not a difficult one to grow.For the best effect, plant en masse.
Very tolerant and it copes with water very well in the dormant period, resisting and rotting.