Family Haemanthus Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus Albiflos | Haemanthus | Amaryllidaceae

Discover the beauty of Haemanthus albiflos, also known as the Paint Brush plant. This stunning species of flowering plant in the Amaryllidaceae family is native to South Africa and is easy to care for, making it perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners. Its broad, rough-edged leaves and attractive white flowers make it a great addition to any garden or indoor space. Learn about its appearance, characteristics, growing and caring tips, propagation, common problems, and uses. Add this unique and beautiful plant to your collection today!

Haemanthus Albiflos | Haemanthus | Amaryllidaceae

Haemanthus Albiflos - Paint Brush Plant


Haemanthus Albiflos, also known as the Paint Brush plant, is a beautiful species of flowering plant in the Amaryllidaceae family. It is native to the coast and mountains of South Africa and is sometimes given the common name "Dappled Snowbrush".

Appearance and Characteristics

Haemanthus Albiflos is an evergreen to semi-evergreen bulbous plant with broad, rough-edged leaves that lie flat to the ground. The oblong leaves vary in color from pale to dark green or greyish and can grow up to 18 inches long. The plant grows up to 250mm high when in flower and has attractive white flowers that appear in May in its native habitat. The ripe fruit is a bright red color.

Growing and Caring for Haemanthus Albiflos

Haemanthus Albiflos is an easy-to-grow plant that requires well-draining soil and moderate watering. It prefers partial shade and can be grown indoors or outdoors. When grown indoors, it needs bright, indirect light and should be kept away from direct sunlight. It needs 0.8 cups of water every 9 days when it doesn't get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5.0" pot. It is hardy to USDA zones 9-11.


Haemanthus Albiflos multiplies vegetatively, as well as from seed. It needs to be watered regularly, but not too much. It prefers well-draining soil and partial shade to full sun.

Common Problems

Haemanthus Albiflos is a low-maintenance plant that can thrive in a variety of conditions. It needs well-draining soil and moderate watering. It prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate some shade.


Haemanthus Albiflos is a popular ornamental plant and is often used in landscaping and as a houseplant. It is easy to care for and can add a touch of elegance to any garden or home. The plant is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments.


Haemanthus Albiflos is a unique and beautiful plant that is easy to care for and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Its striking appearance and hardiness make it a great addition to any collection of succulents or houseplants.