These red Haemanthus albiflos fruits were photographed in October in the shade of a wooded kloof in the Rooiberg in the southern Cape. They follow the white flowers that were seen in May. The more or less spherical fruits turn pink or red from green as they ripen. The whitish, striped bracts that subtended the flowerhead earlier are still in position below the fruit cluster.
The oval seeds embedded in a pulpy layer inside these fruits may be cleaned in water and dried before sown. How to do this is described in www.plantzafrica.com. Propagation is also done by carefully separating offset bulbs from the main bulb of an established plant.
H. albiflos is said to be the only member of the genus that occurs in both summer and winter rainfall regions (Wikipedia).
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