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Crytostephanus vansonii

Crytostephanus vansonii


Related to clivias, Crytostephanus vansonii is one of only three species in the genus.

It goes largely unheralded in mainstream horticultural circles, although it is not really that difficult to grow, and has attractive flowers.

Although they are related Crytostephanus vansonii does prefer a little more sun than the clivia, which makes them a little more versatile in the garden.

One of the big attractions is that they will flower earlier from seed, maybe 3 - 4 years, and they will sometimes flower twice in the same year.

Flowers are followed by red berries, and if you happen to be lucky enough to have this wonderful plant set seed they are well worth collecting and germinating.