Scadoxus membranaceus is one of the smaller Scadoxus species. It grows from a bulb from which three or four thin leaves appear. The orange flowers, resembling a brush, are enclosed in a large, cup-shaped, olive green calyx . This is followed by fat, bright red berries that lasts for up to 3 months.
It grows best in deep shade with minimal watering – an ideal pot plant ! A top dressing of slow release organic fertiliser in early summer produces lush growth and flowers.