Ammocharis nerinoides

This has been bounced around a few genera in its history but it is now recognised as belonging in Ammocharis.

Rare in the wild and even more very rarely reported. This is partly to do with its geographical range, that occupies one of the least populous areas of southern Africa, and partly to do with its habit of flowering only after flash floods provide enough water for its growth.

The spike when it appears is short and crowded with large, bright pink, fragrant flowers. Cultivation should be in a very well drained sandy soil, with feeding whenever it is watered.

These are flowering-sized bulbs but it naturally makes substantially smaller bulbs than many of its relatives. A fully flowering-sized mature bulb, 6-8 years old, can be as small as 3.5cm in circumference (i.e. about 1cm across).

Picture Copyright Connall Oosterbroek, used with permission.

Ammocharis nerinoidesammnerner 37.50
These are 6 years old and flowering-sized, but as this species naturally makes a very small bulb, they are not physically large. A full sized pet cat is smaller than a puma but they both belong to the genus Felis - same idea!

Carry On Shopping

People who bought this also liked:

Try these categories (grey=inactive list, green=active list) :