Plant suitable for use on Green Roofs in the Durban Area
one of a number of plant
species which are presently being tested for their
suitability to be grown as Green Roof
plants in the Durban region that have initially shown good results.
occur naturally within a radius of 50 km of the
They reproduce naturally by means of seed which germinates readily under ideal conditions. in cultivation they can be propagated vegetatively by splitting the bulb and by subdivision as well as from seed.
These plants are being grown on our green roofs appart from the role they play in increasing and preserving biodiversity primarily for their very attractive very attractive flowers which are produced in mid-summer
Disease and pest resistance
They are susceptible to occasional attack by amaryllis borer caterpillar if they are grown in nutrient rich medium and without companion plants
Suitability as Green Roof plants
These plants are valuable in combination with other plants that do not have a very vigorous nature to both increase biological diversity as well as for their staggeringly beautiful flowers.
Biodiversity value in the Green
Cautions and precautions in the Green Roof application
Care must be taken to ensure good drainage and to prevent. Be careful not to over fertilize. watch out for amaryllis borer caterpillar in particular 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 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
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
For all of your Green Roof requirements contact Michael Hickman Specialist in Green Roof Technology
Tel: +27 82 061 2593