Scientific name - Bulbine frutescens
Popular names - kopieva balm, Copa, geelkatstert, snake flower, cat's tail.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in southern Africa.
Description - Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long. Flowers yellow-orange, 6-15 mm in diameter, lilac fluffy. Blooms in April-May. Fruit black cap.
Requirements - grows well on land well drained, in full sun. Tolerate drought well. It needs occasional cuts after passage of flowers, inflorescences removal.
Management - Autumn and winter reduce watering. Mulcirea protect plants from frost plantet.
Propagation - by seeds, division bushes, spring. When the new plants have four leaves and roots well formed, then can be transplanted.
Properties and Uses - juice extracted from Bulbine frutescens is used as the basis for body creams to treat eczema. Balsamic properties, bacterial, healing.
It associates well with other succulents in a Rocar. Can be used as plant along alleys, as plant pots.
Bob Hyland - Designing for Sun and Shade - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006
Kirsten Albrecht Llamas - Tropical Flowering Plants - Timber Press, 2003
Margaret Roberts - Margaret Robert's AZ Herbs - Struik Publishers, 2003
Marie Harrison - Groundcovers for the South - Pineapple Press2006
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Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Delosperma cooperi originated southern Africa. Prostrata or erect stem, grows up to 13 cm high and 60 inches wide. Leaves opposite, succulent, cylindrical or 3 angles, without stipule. Flowers solitary or Cime, terminal or axillary, 8 cm diameter, open purple, calyx with 5 lobes unequal, inferior ovary with 5 rooms.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
Culture and maintenance of species of Aechmea
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel.
Sternbergia lutea - geofita bulbs, grow at the edge of deciduous forests, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.
Ajuga chamaepitys - herbaceous annual Euro-Mediterranean, grows around the Mediterranean, in warm and dry, up to 1500 m altitude.
Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
Pontederia cordata L.
Species aquatic perennial, 45-60 cm tall, thin rhizome. Leaves basal, erect, ovat-lanceolata, with the cord; long petiole. Flowers violet-blue, rarely white, with an upper lobe yellow blossom disposed in ear type. Perianth campanulata, Revol tube after blooming, 6 stamens, 3 more unequal, May 3 children; anther elliptic, blue. Blooms in June-September. The fruit contains a single seed, indehiscent.
Lilium bulbiferum - bulbous species, native to Europe, growing in mountain and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-2200 m altitude. Cultivated as ornamental species on all continents.
Saccharum officinarum - Sugar cane
Herbaceous perennial strain neramificata, 3-4 m high, 3-5 cm diameter. Roots of two ways, first type is formed from Butas after planting, are thin and bends, the second type of primary shoots grow roots flashy and less branched, with all the old roots are brown and dry.
Tulipa acuminata Vahl - The name of this species was introduced in 1813, when Martin Vahl, a professor of botany, including the list of plants grown in the Botanical Garden of Copenhagen.
Tulipa acuminata can grow to 40-50 cm high, leaves lanceolata, glauca. Flower solitary; tepale linear-lanceolata, acuminata; tepala is greater than 13 cm long.