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Bulbine natalensis

Plant suitable for use on Green Roofs in the Durban Area

Bulbine natalensis


Bulbine natalensis belonging to the family Asphodelaceae is found growing on rocky ledges and in hot dry stoney areas in full sun or semi-shade in a number of localities in the Durban area.

Growth habit
Bulbine natalensis is a rapid growing succulent plant, aloe-like in appearance, forming solitary rosettes

Propagation
Bulbine natalensis reproduce naturally by means of seed. In cultivation this plant is best propagated from seed, large clumps can also be subdivided.

Decorative value
These plants are being grown for their very attractive growth form as well as their very attractive flowers.

Drought resistance
These plants are surprisingly drought resistant.

Disease and pest resistance
They may rot during long periods of wet overcasr weather.

Suitability as Green Roof plants
These plants are valuable feature plants as well as ground covers because of the ease with which they establish themselves and their rapid growth habit. Under green roof conditions they have displayed extreme heat and drought tolerance and the ability to grow in very shallow dry soils. 

Biodiversity value in the Green Roof landscape
They attract large numbers of insects in particular honey bees.

Cautions and precautions in the Green Roof application
Care must be taken to ensure good drainage to prevent rotting especially during establishment.

Ecoman Durban Indigenous Landscape Design Consultant


Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscaping I design landscapes and gardens that are Bio-Diverse as well as being pleasing to the eye


Landscapes and Gardens that are Nature Friendly


I use my many years of landscape planning and design as well as landscape construction experience coupled to my vast knowledge of the requirements of nature to create habitat suitable for birds, butterflies and other creatures to live and breed in.

I always apply the basic principles of good landscape design to create an aesthetically pleasing garden that at the same time satisfies the living requirements of the target creatures that I would like to attract. My speciality is to attract birds, butterflies and solitary bees. I design and build Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens

So let Ecoman design and create a garden for you that will be a haven for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, frogs and lizards in the number of species comparable to Kruger National Park.


For all of your Green Roof requirements contact Michael Hickman Specialist in Green Roof Technology at +27 82 061 2593 or email at info@ecoman.co.za



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