This Cyrtanthus or tree lily produces its flowers in spring. Some of the variations may have more red or orange in the flowers. The perianths or flower tubes are curved, but so are several of the others in the genus.
Only some of the Cyrtanthus species are easy to grow, while others prove a real challenge. The over 50 South African Cyrtanthus species range from deciduous to evergreen, winter to summer growing and their habitats from wet to semi-arid.