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Bulbine praemorsa (2)

Today we’ll have a closer look at the plant and especially its flowers. In yesterday’s post I mentioned the fact that most Bulbine flowers are very similar. That might give one the idea that they are  not beautiful or interesting. … Continue reading

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Bulbine praemorsa (1)

Bulbines are easy to recognize as such when they are in flower. No other plants that I know of have the same peculiar bearded filaments. In general, the flowers are much of a muchness as to shape and colour (almost … Continue reading

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Bulbine torta (2)

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Bulbine torta (1)

What sets these plants apart from other Bulbines are the peculiar, thread-like, usually coiled leaves.  They appear from a flat-based underground tuber and are 3.5-12 cm long and about 1 mm wide. In cultivation they become both wider and straighter. According … Continue reading

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Miniature succulents, part 2

Succulent organs filled with water are quite heavy. In miniature succulents most of the body weight is near the ground, so that there is little or no need to build and maintain a strong support system. Because they are so … Continue reading

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