How to grow Cyrtanthus spiralis

Cyrtanthus spiralis grow and care – herbaceous geophyte succulent of the genus Cyrtanthus also known as Spiral leaved Cyrtanthus, Cyrtanthus spiralis perennial evergreen or dry deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color green in spiral shape.

Cyrtanthus spiralis leaves

Flower color red in trumpet shape, flowers grows on stem in cluster.

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How to grow Cyrtanthus spiralis growing and care:

Well drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Red trumpet flower shape, flowers grows on stem in cluster

Scientific name:

Cyrtanthus spiralis

How to grow Cyrtanthus spiralis

Cyrtanthus spiralis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12