Slime lily


Slime lily

Albuca juncifolia

Scientific name

30 cm tall plant with quill-like leaves and a drooping yellow flower. Looks best in rocky or sloped areas.

Flowers September to October and visited by solitary bee.

Found in sandy and calcareous flats and requires loose sandy soil and full to semi-shaded position.

Easiest grown from offset but can be grown from seed but must be sown within 6 months of harvesting takes 3 years to flower. (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/albuca/caring-for-albuca-plants.htm)

Propagation instructions

By cutting

Easiest grown from offset but can be grown from seed but must be sown within 6 months of harvesting takes 3 years to flower. (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/albuca/caring-for-albuca-plants.htm)

References and further reading

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Image credit: Pieter Edelman
We currently have no seeds of this species in our seedbanks. Do you have any seeds or do you know where we can get some? Get in touch!

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #62 Newlands 200
Site #67 Rondebosch 50
Site #68 Rondebosch 100
Site #69 Rondebosch 100
Site #70 Rondebosch 30
Site #65 Rondebosch 20
Site #71 Rondebosch 50
Site #72 Rondebosch 50
Total 600

Can you help grow this species?

We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

Albuca juncifolia is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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