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The Bloodflower will be on hiatus starting in the fall. It must be overwintered in a cooler place during this period. Otherwise, it will not sprout flowers in the following year. The sensitive ornamental plant must not get frost under any circumstances. How to overwinter bloodflowers.

Blood flowers need less water in winter

How to Overwinter a Bloodflower

The blood flower comes from South Africa and is not hardy. It does not tolerate any freezing temperatures and should not be kept cooler than twelve degrees even in winter.

In spring and autumn, temperatures around 20 degrees are ideal for the blood flower. From autumn put them cooler for a few weeks. The winter temperatures should be 14 to 18 degrees, but never fall below 12 degrees. The winter location must continue to be as bright as possible. Avoid direct sunlight.

Do not hibernate the blood flower in a cooler place, you will wait in vain for new flowers next year.

Caring for bloodflower properly in winter

From September, the blood flower is poured more and more sparingly. During the winter, only give enough water so that the substrate does not dry out completely. From spring onwards, slowly increase the moisture supply again.

Don't fertilize blood flowers in winter. Stop fertilizing completely from August. From March you start again with the supply of liquid fertilizer. Only if you have repotted the blood flower in fresh substrate in spring does it not need any new fertilizer in the first few months.


Bloodflower bulbs are delicate. If they are watered too much, they rot and the plant dies. Be careful not to water too much or too little, and always pour off excess water immediately.

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