In early spring, nodding flowers that are yellow with green keels, open on tallish stem surrounded by slender stiff leaves that are not clasping below. In the wild it grows on sandy and calcareous flats in the western and southern Cape of Good Hope. These plants are closely allied to Ornithogalum.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Drooping Slime Lily