Plant identification: All I know that this bulb is not hardy, I’ve had this plant for 5 yrs.


  • Last year the bulb split and instead of 1 flower I have several bulblets - at present I have 5 flowers. Love to know what this plant is.
    Many thanks
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,849
    The flower is similar to an aloe so I am guessing something like that.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,643
    Looks like a Lachenalia of some description .
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 2,989
    Take a look at South African bulbs Veltheimia Capensis or Bracteata. Looks like one or the other. From the photos, Capensis has a more grey blue leaf colour whilst the latter has a more glossier leaf.
  • Many thanks for your comments I will take a look at the South African bulbs and see if I can find a match
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