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Bulbinella

Succulent, clump forming plant ideal for rockeries, dry spots and dry shade under trees. Bears decorative yellow spikes all year. The juice from the leaves can be used to treat minor wounds and insect bites. Succulent. H:20cm W:10cm. 12cm,17cm


 

In the garden:

•Indigenous to South Africa.

Growth Characteristics:
•Occurs naturally in the Free state, KwaZulu-Natal, and in parts of all the Cape Provinces,
•Perennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant,
•A rosette of fleshy, yellowish-green leaves.
•Yelow or orange flowers borne on elongated clusters of long, thin flowering stems.
•Very popular rockery plant. It is drought, heat and frost tolerant.

Height:
•±40m; Spread: ±30cm,

Cultivation:
•Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting:
•Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.

Health benefits:

Bulbinella leaf sap may be beneficial in the following cases:
General
•Bulbinella is ideal to grow if you have children as it is a first aid remedy for knocks and scrapes,
Skin
•Crash the leaf softly between your fingers and squeeze the clear leaf sap out,
•Place dirctly on the skin for Wounds, Burns, Rashes, Itches, Ringworm, Cracked lips, Herpes, Cuts, Boils, Eczema, Insect bites, Cold sores, Acne,

Preparation and dosage:
• Crush the leaf softly between your fingers and squeeze the clear leaf sap out,
• Apply topically as often as needed,

Cosmetic use:

•Use in shampoo as a moisturiser,