The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Veltheimia

Family: Liliaceae.

Veltheimia capensis DC.
Veltheimia Genus of 2 species of bulbous perennials from grassy and rocky hillsides in South Africa.They are grown for their rosettes of thick, wavy leaves, and for their terminal racemes of pendent, spring flowers. Veltheimia
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 50-55 F in winter. Brightly lit spot with some direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water thoroughly when the compost begins to dry out. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Sponge leaves occasionally. Divide plants at repotting time, or detach offsets from mature plants and pot up in summer. Sow seed at 66-75 F (19-24 C) in autumn.

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