Photo: Torch Lily In Vase

Our Torch lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)  has bloomed again this year. It is a very lovely flower which can last for up to two weeks.torch lily, blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) The Torch lily is known by several other names – such as Blood lily, African Blood lily, Paintbrush lily, Football lily, Powderpuff lily, Poison root, and Fireball lily.

I guess it is also called Poison root since it is indeed poisonous if eaten . . . causing symptoms such as increased salivation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. torch lily, blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)The Torch lily plant is easy to care for, and can be grown from bulbs and seeds. You may read more about this plant here.

Although our second Torch lily plant didn’t grow much this season, this leafless bulb is still sending out a flower just the same. Amazing! torch lily, blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)


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