Scientific nameChasmanthe floribunda is an attractive bulbous plant upright splay of tubular vibrant orange flowers, usually found on slopes and rocky outcrops. A variant with yellow flowers is called var. duckittii.
The dormant corms seem to be tolerant of some moisture during the summer months, and will survive general garden irrigation as long as the soil is free-draining or dries out between watering.
Plants do best in light shade or full sun, but higher temperatures induce dormancy, and the species is thus not suitable for tropical conditions.
It thrives in any soil.
The dead leaves should be cut down in early summer.
|Brooms at Basil Nursery||3|
|Roxanne's Bo-Kaap Nursery||3|
|Stef's Green Point Nursery||3|
This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
|Site #60||Bishop's Court||30|
|3 other sites||190|
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
This is a bird-friendly species
It provides medicinal value
Easy to grow
Suitable for clay soil
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird
Chasmanthe floribunda is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld