An evergreen rhizomatous perennial, producing up to nine leaves per season with leaves that are large and thin-textured with a distinct midrib and an undulating margin. The spectacular flower head is a huge spherical umbel consisting of up to 200 flowers, held clear of the foliage at the end of a solitary stem. Each plant will produce only one flower head in a season. The soil must be well-drained, rich and light, with plenty of leaf-mould or well-rotted compost. The plants benefit greatly from regular liquid feeding. NOTE: These plants are poisonous. The genus Scadoxus contains alkaloid- rich, strongly toxic plants.