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Stalked Bulbine

Bulbine frutescens

Also known as

Burn Jelly Plant, Snake Flower, Cat's Tail, Rankkopieva

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Stalked Bulbine Overview

Bulbine is a compact succulent plant with bright yellow or orange, star-shaped flowers and thin strap-like leaves. The leaves and flowers are edible and can be used for various medicinal purposes. Bulbine is low-maintenance, heat and drought tolerant and can handle frost, making it a great all-round plant.

Common problems with Stalked Bulbine

Little to no pests bother this species, but it is sensitive to rot when kept in moist conditions.

    How to harvest Stalked Bulbine

    Pick the leaves as needed. Harvest flowers mid-winter to spring. Harvest the seeds after the pods have dried out in summer and store in a cool, but dry place until autumn.

    How to propagate Stalked Bulbine

    Seed

    Direct sow seeds in late Summer to Autumn, 1-2 mm deep. Sow seeds indoors and transplant once the seedlings have four leaves.

    Division

    Divide or break off the plants leaving each with leaves and rhizomes.

    Cuttings

    Stem cuttings root easily and should be transplanted when they have a well-formed root system.

    Rhizomes

    Break off a few leaves with rhizome attached - it will soon grow new roots from the rhizome eyes!

    Special features of Stalked Bulbine

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts beneficial pollinators to your garden.

    Drought resistant

    This plant is ideal for water-wise gardens.

    Pot plant

    Great pot plant species provided they receive plenty of sun.

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Stalked Bulbine

    Medicinal

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