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Hyacinthaceae Albuca abyssinica Nelson slime lilly / pack of seeds

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This robust, evergreen, bulbous perennial grows in clumps and is 0.6-1.2 m high when in flower. The large, fleshy bulb is partially exposed above the ground. The leaves are strap-shaped and rather sappy.

Its flowers are white with green stripes, 25-35 mm long, and borne on a long, more or less erect pedicel. Several to many flowers are arranged in a raceme with a stout, erect, naked peduncle.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Common names: candelabrum lily, Nelson's slime lily (Eng.), slymstok (Afr.)

Albuca nelsonii may be found in specialist collections but it is not often seen in gardens. Yet it has attractive flowers, and it is considered a good garden plant.

Flowers of Albuca nelsonii. (Alice Notten)

This robust, evergreen, bulbous perennial grows in clumps and is 0.6-1.2 m high when in flower. The large, fleshy bulb is partially exposed above the ground. The leaves are strap-shaped and rather sappy.

Leaves of Albuca nelsonii. (Geoff Nichols)

Its flowers are white with green stripes, 25-35 mm long, and borne on a long, more or less erect pedicel. Several to many flowers are arranged in a raceme with a stout, erect, naked peduncle. The flowers are produced in spring to early summer (from September-November).

Inflorescence of Albuca nelsonii. (Alice Notten)

Conservation Status

Albuca nelsonii is not protected by any legislation in South Africa. It is assessed as Least Concern (LC) on the Red List of South African Plants.

Distribution

This is a summer rainfall species found in partially shaded areas in grassland and on coastal cliffs in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. It occurs at an altitude of 30-170 m.

Derivation of name and historical aspects

The genus name Albuca is derived from albus, the Latin for white, or albicans, becoming white, which refers to the flower. The specific epithet nelsonii was given for a British nurseryman, William Nelson, who first collected the species.

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Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

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This robust, evergreen, bulbous perennial grows in clumps and is 0.6-1.2 m high when in flower. The large, fleshy bulb is partially exposed above the ground. The leaves are strap-shaped and rather sappy.

Its flowers are white with green stripes, 25-35 mm long, and borne on a long, more or less erect pedicel. Several to many flowers are arranged in a raceme with a stout, erect, naked peduncle.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Common names: candelabrum lily, Nelson's slime lily (Eng.), slymstok (Afr.)

Albuca nelsonii may be found in specialist collections but it is not often seen in gardens. Yet it has attractive flowers, and it is considered a good garden plant.

Flowers of Albuca nelsonii. (Alice Notten)

This robust, evergreen, bulbous perennial grows in clumps and is 0.6-1.2 m high when in flower. The large, fleshy bulb is partially exposed above the ground. The leaves are strap-shaped and rather sappy.

Leaves of Albuca nelsonii. (Geoff Nichols)

Its flowers are white with green stripes, 25-35 mm long, and borne on a long, more or less erect pedicel. Several to many flowers are arranged in a raceme with a stout, erect, naked peduncle. The flowers are produced in spring to early summer (from September-November).

Inflorescence of Albuca nelsonii. (Alice Notten)

Conservation Status

Albuca nelsonii is not protected by any legislation in South Africa. It is assessed as Least Concern (LC) on the Red List of South African Plants.

Distribution

This is a summer rainfall species found in partially shaded areas in grassland and on coastal cliffs in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. It occurs at an altitude of 30-170 m.

Derivation of name and historical aspects

The genus name Albuca is derived from albus, the Latin for white, or albicans, becoming white, which refers to the flower. The specific epithet nelsonii was given for a British nurseryman, William Nelson, who first collected the species.

Shipping
Orders over R600 Free Shipping 2 - 9 working days. There can on very rare occasions be customs or unforeseen courier delays. Both locally and abroad. All orders are sent with a courier, indigenous seeds can be sent with registered post to the local post office. Please note : Indigenous seeds can have a delay of up to 3 weeks.   

   

Local products 1 - 9 days delivery. We cannot be held responsible for courier delays. We buy in bulk and offer wholesale prices direct to the public to bring the best offers and the lowest prices.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

so
   

You get a full 15 days to return your item to us. If it is in original, unused condition send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every cent.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Seedleme is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

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