Plant Care Katherine Blood-Lily

Katherine Blood-Lily

About Katherine Blood-Lily

Haemanthus multiflorus is an ornamental bulb. It can be grown as a houseplant or interiorscape. The bulb is Tender II and can be injured below 50 degrees F (10C). It will cause low toxicity if eaten.


Scadoxus multiflorus

Also known as

Katherine-wheel, Blood lily, Ball lily, Fireball lily, Blood flower, Oxtongue lily, Poison root, Powderpuff lily and African Blood Lily

How to care for Katherine Blood-Lily


How often to water your Katherine Blood-Lily

Water needs for Katherine Blood-Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Katherine Blood-Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Katherine Blood-Lily

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Katherine Blood-Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Katherine Blood-Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Katherine Blood-Lily may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Katherine Blood-Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Katherine Blood-Lily: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Katherine Blood-Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Katherine Blood-Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Katherine Blood-Lily

Katherine Blood-Lily

Katherine Blood-Lily

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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