Football Lily (Bulbs)

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Football Lily (Bulbs)


Planting & Care
This lily with its peculiar round shape is also known as powder puff or globe lily. A native of Africa, this plant grows well in all tropical places. It comes in pink and red shades. There is another in white colour known as Haemanthus virasense.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 12 degrees celcius)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer


  • Bulbs or saplings can be planted during February / March in pots filled with equal parts of sand, gravel and dried cow dung powder.
  • Its lifecycle completes in two stages.
  • The plant grows in the first stage till November/December.
  • The fully grown leaves die off in winter and the bulbs remain dormant.


  • Manure made of dead leaves gives the best results.
  • There is no need for chemical fertilizers.
  • The dormant bulbs should be lightly watered once in a while.
  • Plants can be propagated by scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulb-lets and by sowing seeds.
  • Seeds should be sown as soon as it is collected as they does not store well.

Special Feature:
Growing Football lilies in the garden is a great way to add seasonal interest.

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it has been used as a component of arrow poisons and fishing poisons, as well as in traditional medicine. Common names, some of which are used for other species, include blood lily

Common name: African Blood Lily
Color: dark red
Bloom time: every summer
Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Difficulty level: easy to grow

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