How to grow Hesperantha coccinea

Hesperantha coccinea growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Hesperantha also known as River lily or Kaffir lily, Hesperantha coccinea perennial evergreen or deciduous plant used as ornamental plant as water plant and also as cut flower, can grow in subtropical, temperate or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves color green in sward shape.

Hesperantha coccinea flower

Flower color red, pink or white in bowl shape flowers grow on stems in the middle of the plant.

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How to grow Hesperantha coccinea growing and care:

Aquatic environment, or heavy soil with moist

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant:
40-80cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big 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?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Bowl flower in color red, pink or white and the flowers grow on stems in the middle of the plant

Scientific name:

Hesperantha coccinea

How to grow Hesperantha coccinea

Hesperantha coccinea flower

Hesperantha coccinea


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9