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The Glory Of Clanwilliam

Albuca clanwilliam-gloria

Also known as

Slime Lily , Slymlelie (Afr.)

Full Sun
Advanced care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

The Glory Of Clanwilliam Overview

A flowering bulb with dainty bell flowers. This unique and distinctive species produce the tallest flower stalk within its genus. It is extremely water-wise and drought tolerant. A great addition to xeriscape or waterwise gardens. This plant is suitable for experience gardeners who are looking for a challenge.

Common problems with The Glory Of Clanwilliam

Little to no pests. Bulb can rot if overwatered.

    The Glory Of Clanwilliam Companion Plants

    Natural companions are fynbos plants.

    How to harvest The Glory Of Clanwilliam

    Harvest the tall flowers in spring or early summer for flower arrangements. Harvest the seed pods when they have dried up, either sow seeds straight away or keep them in an air-tight bag till the first rains in winter.

    How to propagate The Glory Of Clanwilliam

    Seed

    Sow seeds in situ, directly on top of the the sandy soil in autumn for in winter for the rains to germinate the seeds.

    Division

    Only divide large overgrown bulbs, as small bulbs tend to struggle to regrow and need support from the motherbulb.

    Special features of The Glory Of Clanwilliam

    Attracts useful insects

    This species attracts small insects and bees.

    Drought resistant

    This species is extremely drought resistant.

    Pot plant

    Great for large posts and the bulbs grow and multiply quite fast.

    Other uses of The Glory Of Clanwilliam

    Garden plants

    Add these plants to your fynbos garden.