If a mature bulbine flower clump’s center starts to flop over, it is time to divide the plant. Dig up the plant cluster including the roots and pull the clump apart into individual plants. The best time to divide and replant this succulent is right before the rainy season starts.
Correspondingly, should you cut back Bulbine?
Pruning: Bulbine plantings tend to grow a bit leggy and need periodic grooming and division to remain attractive. Remove faded flower clusters to encourage additional blooms. Plantings also might need trimming in late February to remove cold damage.
Thereof, is Bulbine a succulent?
Bulbine frutescens is an undemanding plant. It makes a nice succulent ground cover and blooms throughout the year. Bulbine frutescens works great as a low border plant in succulent gardens and could be used among rocks in xeriscape plantings.
How often should I water Bulbine?
Plant the rhizomes in well draining soil and water weekly as part of Bulbine care, at least until plants are established. Once established, the plant is drought tolerant, though it benefits from supplemental water during times of drought.
about 2 feet tall
The drought-resistant South African bulbinella plant has many medicinal uses, making it a useful plant indeed. Bulbinella plant is best known to dry up acne, soothe cold sores, chapped lips and cracked heels, soothe sunburn and get instant relief from eczema symptoms.
Click photo for a larger version on Flickr. This South African native is a perfect perennial for Florida since it tolerates hot temperatures, dry and sandy soils, and blooms throughout the warm months.
Bulbine thrives in full sun to light shade. … Bulbine is great for attracting bees, butterflies and birds. It is very drought tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping.
Some species of Bulbine have toxic foliage (e.g. Bulbine bulbosa, Australia) especially to livestock, although the tubers of this and other species are roasted and eaten by bushmen.
You can also make a warm poultice and apply it to the affected area to treat any of the above as well as eczema and arthritis. Internally an infusion (sometimes a brandy tincture) of a few fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water is taken for coughs, colds and arthritis.