Chasmanthe aethiopica growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Chasmanthe also known as Cobra Lily, Chasmanthe aethiopica perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant and as cut flower, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in sward shape

Chasmanthe aethiopica flower

Flower color orange in tubular shape and the flowers grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top.

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How to grow Chasmanthe aethiopica growing and care:

Well drained soil

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, rust, thrips

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
When the leaves dies cut in the base of the plant

Size of the plant:
40-150 cm, 16-60 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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
End of the winter to spring

General information about the flower:
Tubular orange flowers that grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top

Scientific name:

Chasmanthe aethiopica

How to grow Chasmanthe aethiopica

Chasmanthe aethiopica flowers

Chasmanthe aethiopica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13