I recently got this plant from my granddad, he can't take care of it anymore. Neither of us can figure out what it is, but he used to travel a lot so it wouldn't surprise me if he brought it from somewhere afar. I'd like to know how to take good care of it, so some help would be great!

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It's a Haemanthus albiflos (common: elephant's ear / tongue, paintbrush plant). It's native to South Africa.

You have a beautiful specimen here, good luck with it. It's rather easy to care for, given enough light and not too much water. For a start, see here or here.


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