Subtropical plants / Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)

Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)
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This South African species produces orange flowers and can very well be kept as a container plant. A calming tea can be made of the leaves.

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds


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Common name:
Lion’s tail / Wild dagga / Wild cannabis

South Africa

Minimum temperature:
5 degC

The lion’s tail is also called wild dagga or wild cannabis, because smoking of the leaves and flowers has the same calming effect (but to a lesser extend). The leaves can also be used to make a calming tea, and they are well-known in traditional medicine. It is a shrubby plant from South Africa that can reach a height of maximum 2 meters, and produces beautiful orange flowers. In nature the flowers are pollinated by birds and also attract a lot of bees and butterflies with its nectar. In temperate climates, the species can be kept as an annual, or as a perennial container plant at a minimum of 5 degC in winter. The plant prefers a sunny stand.

Sowing description:
Sow the seeds superficially at 20-25 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist and let the seeds germinate in a bright spot.

Sowing time:
Whole year

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Loes - 05-08-2019 13:11

Zaden zijn uitgekomen, plant groeit wel heel langzaam en ik weet niet of er dit jaar (het is nu augustus) nog bloemen aan zullen komen.

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