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Bulbine natalensis

Succulent evergreen plant that looks like a toothless aloe, it has fragrant yellow flowers. Hardy to about -3 C.

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Succulent evergreen plant that looks like a toothless aloe, 10-30 cm in diameter. It has fragrant spikes of yellow flowers produced in February to June. Bulbine natalensis is native to sandstone cliffs of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and it is hardy to about -3C. It is also used outdoors in mass-plantings in Mediterranean gardens.

This species has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac as well as for some other beneficial properties. Due to its influences on cognition and sexuality, it is currently being investigated for its effects on testosterone and so far some studies have shown positive results.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 30cm-40cm
Botanical family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Flowering Season Winter
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Succulents
Shape Perennials