Herb latin name: Albuca major
Edible parts of Albuca major:The succulent stems are chewed to allay thirst. They are rather mucilaginous.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy places on flats and lower slopes.
Propagation of Albuca major:Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in a light well-drained compost as soon as it is ripe if possible, otherwise in spring. Sow the seed thinly so that the young plants can be grown on in the same pot for their first year of growth. Apply a liquid feed from time to time if the seedlings look as though they need nutrients and prick them out at the end of their first growing season. Grow on the plants for at least their next winter in a greenhouse and plant out when the bulbs are dormant in late summer or early autumn. Division of offsets in late summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy places on flats and lower slopes.
Medicinal use of Albuca major:None known
Known hazards of Albuca major:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.