Syn.: Bulbine caulescens L., Bulbine rostrata Willd.
Name Botanico:Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd.
Frequently Asked Questions Bulbine
Family: Angiospermae - Family Aspholedaceae
Source: South Africa
Perennial herbaceous plant of height up to 30 cm, with narrow leaves and succulent filamentous, very numerous.
The flowers are very small, yellow or orange gathered in long racemes.
It blooms year-round, especially in the summer.
It can be grown throughout the country, including in colder regions.
The farm must receive sun all day, with soil prepared with animal fertilizer and organic compost compound.
To prepare the plot, after delineating the space, to revolve the earth, removing stones and dead plants.
Add 1 kg / m2 of tanned animal fertilizer, also organic compost, enough to fill the plot at 2 to 3 cm in height.
Stir and water.
If the soil is of the clayey type it will be convenient to add sand, to allow good permeability.
For plant cover with bulbine, use spacing of 15 cm between plants in mismatched rows.
To decorate only the edge of the bed, make two adjacent lines mismatched, using the spacing of 10 to 12 cm.
Annual fertilization can be done with the same planting mix for replenishment of nutrients.
Propagation and seedlings:
The propagation can be done by division of clumps, planting in container and keeping in protected cultivation until the beginning of its development, leading later to the outside.
Excellent addition for flowerbeds along walls, for car passages, near rocks.
The plant's resistance to heat and drought make it perfect for xerophytic gardens.
It can be placed in hanging bibs or other plants finishing with the same need of water and luminosity.