Candelabra flower

Candelabra flower

Brunsvigia orientalis

Scientific name

"Brunsvigia orientalis is one of the exciting surprises experienced in the late summer, when little else is flowering. The emergence of large pinkish 'eggs' suddenly pushing their way above ground, and then very quickly elongating and becoming topped with spectacular red spherical flowerheads is a sight to behold! What makes them even more surprising is that they pop up out of the bare ground, normally without a leaf in sight!"

References and further reading

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Site Area Quantity
Site #4 Delft 5
Site #12 Delft 8
Total 13

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Good potplant

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

Brunsvigia orientalis is indigenous to: Cape Flats Dune Strandveld

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