Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Hyacinthaceae Albuca

Albuca

Slime lilies are a large genus of about 70 species, although the genus is currently under revision and could prove to be a few more once the work is complete.  Albuca are hardy, drought resistant and easy to grow. The summer growing evergreen species enjoy some humus in the soil medium and light shade. Winter growing species enjoy a good dose of sun in a well-drained sandy soil and should not be overwatered. Most species do well in pots although larger species like A.nelsonii are more prolific in the garden.

 

Name Albuca roggersiae                         Albuca roggersiae shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Kologha albuca
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 60cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers November
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Albuca setosa                                Albuca setosa shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Small white albuca
African name ingcino (Z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 35cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers January
Medicinal uses

Used in ritual cleansing and as
a protective charm against
lightning, also to end quarrels
between enemies.

 

Name Albuca stutterheim (being named) Albuca stutterheim shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Stutterheim albuca
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 50cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Albuca tortuosa                              Albuca tortuosa shire indigenous bulbs
Common name golden albuca
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 80cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses  
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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