How to care for Scadoxus Multiflorus over winter

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J. Basham

All 6 bulbs flowered and I now I have quite a spectacular display of leaves and 6 flower heads. Do I dead head these or leave them until the leaves die back? They are in pots so in the very mild outskirts of London do I wait for the first frost before lifting? Should I be feeding the plants. Sorry for so many questions but saw these growing in Kirstenbosch and bought them from you!

Hi there,

After your Scadoxus Multiflorus has finished flowering, cut the flower head off and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Stop watering after this and allow the bulb to lie dormant throughout the winter months. However, Scadoxus Multiflorus needs protection over Winter. We would suggest lifting them and storing them somewhere dry or moving the pot into a shed or frost-free area.

Loraine Hart