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
Bulbine natalensis is a rapid
growing succulent plant, aloe-like in appearance, forming solitary
Bulbine natalensis reproduce naturally by
means of seed. In
cultivation this plant is best propagated from seed, large clumps can
also be subdivided.
plants are being grown for their very attractive growth form as well as
their very attractive flowers.
plants are surprisingly drought resistant.
Disease and pest resistance
They may rot during long periods of wet
Suitability as Green Roof plants
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
tolerance and the ability to grow in very shallow dry soils.
Biodiversity value in the Green
They attract large numbers of insects in
particular honey bees.
Cautions and precautions in the Green Roof
must be taken to ensure good drainage to prevent rotting
especially during establishment.
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