Forest Lily

Also known as Unicorn Root, Sand Onion and Poker Plant. We rescued two pots of these from Molly's conservatory in 2020, and despite our neglect , they've survived and prospered, sending up stately spikes of pinkish flowers in mid-winter, when there's little else out. 

Today I finally got around to identifying them as Veltheimia bracteata, a native of South Africa which makes a fairly trouble-free conservatory plant, that can be put outside in the summer. It seems we've been inadvertently doing just the right thing!

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