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.