How to grow Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Agapanthus also known as African lily, Agapanthus perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate, desert or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color green or in variegate can be green with white, the leaves in linear shape and grow in radial growth.

Agapanthus flower

Flower color can be: purple, pink, blue or white the flower shape of trumpet clusters in umbel or ball shape.

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How to grow Agapanthus growing and care:

More than -1C, moist soil, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed /Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some cultivars are invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All the year

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
20-70cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring, summer

General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape that grow in umbel structure the color can be: pink, purple, blue or white.

Scientific name:

Agapanthus africanus

How to grow Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9