Also known as
Bulbinella, Rooiwortel, Geelkopieva, Katstert (Afr.), Ibhucu (Isizulu), Incelwane (Isixhosa)
Bulbine latifolia by Mahomed Desai (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
This plant has no fragrance
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Broad-Leaved Bulbine Overview
There are 24 bulbine species - 18 from South Africa and 6 from Nieu-Zealand. Bulbinella can be grown in the garden in rockeries or as container plants, the flowers are colourful and long-lasting when cut and placed in the vase. Most South African species flower from winter to early summer, but 4 species flower during the drier period between summer and autumn. The New Zealand species usually flower mid summer. Bulbine latifolia has broad, succulent leaves and are the largest in the genus. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Broad-Leaved Bulbine
Susceptible to Aphids, red spider mite and whiteflies.
How to harvest Broad-Leaved Bulbine
Flowers last well in a vase.
How to propagate Broad-Leaved Bulbine
Divide larger clumps towards the end of the dormant period (autumn), take care to not damage the roots.
Sow seeds as soon as mature and ripe. sow in sandy soil mix that drain well.
Special features of Broad-Leaved Bulbine
Attracts useful insects