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Subtropical / Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)

Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)
Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) 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.

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds
Family: Lamiaceae
Scientific name: Leonotis leonurus
Common name: Lion’s tail / Wild dagga / Wild cannabis
Origin: South Africa

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
Difficulty: Intermediate
Minimum temperature: 5 degrees Celcius

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Richard - 23-05-2021 17:13

Het vorige zakje zaadjes leken wel legen hulsjes, was ook niets geworden!
Dus dacht nou vooruit laat ik eens 2 zakjes bestellen...en dit waren echt na 4 dagen al 11 van de 20 gekiemt...ben benieuwd of ze bloeien dit jaar.

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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