Scientific nameA bulbous plant about 300 mm high with two to three large - rounded leaves flat on the ground (like the soles of a shoe) that appear after flowering. The stout - red - flowering stem - often compressed and furrowed - bears the "paint-brush" flowerhead. This consists of a cup of about eight red bracts with numerous pink to red flowers crowded in the centre.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
Suitable for clay soil
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird
Haemanthus sanguineus is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld