Haemanthus albiflos aka The Paintbrush Plant


Tracheophyta > Liliopsida > Asparagales > Amaryllidaceae > Haemanthus

Common names

The Paintbrush Plant, Paintbrush, Dappled Snowbrush, Paint Brush, White Blood Lily

How to care for The Paintbrush Plant


The Paintbrush Plant is generally easy to care for.


The Paintbrush Plant should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


The Paintbrush Plant loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


The Paintbrush Plant may not thrive and may drop leaves if it does not have enough sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to increase the potential for growth.


The Paintbrush Plant is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.