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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Scadoxus puniceus
Indications: Administered to people only. Applied in a magical sense.
Scadoxus puniceus (Paintbrush) is one of South Africa’s most striking bulbous plants. It is quite variable and a number of different forms occur throughout its distribution range.
It is summer growing, briefly deciduous with highly attractive foliage. The spectacular bright red umbels, resembling a brush, is long-lasting. It is followed by red berries that are relished by birds.
Scadoxus puniceus is best planted in semi-shade, either on a rockery or amongst grasses or other perennials. Be careful not to overwater. A dry winter rest is essential. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.