How to plant Cyrtanthus

Cyrtanthus are tender perennials and must be kept away from frost, they require mild to warm conditions to sprout. They are best started off indoors or in a warm greenhouse in the spring.

— Plant bulbs into pots between March and May and grow on indoors or in a heated greenhouse until they have sprouted. You can keep them indoors throughout the season, or move them outside when the weather is warm in the summer.

— Plant the bulbs around 5-10cm deep with the pointed side facing upwards.

— Space the bulbs around 5-10cm apart from each other.

— If planting outdoors, choose a sheltered position in full sun with free-draining soil.

— If planting in pots, use a free-draining compost such as multipurpose.

— Water-in after planting and continue to water regularly when in growth. Avoid overwatering when the bulbs are still dormant – allow the soil to become almost completely dry before topping up with water.

— Remove flowers stems after flowering and keep potted indoors for winter.

Planting instructions