Leonotis intermedia

Leonotis intermedia
Leonotis intermedia

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Botanical name: Leonotis intermedia

Leonotis intermedia, also called minaret-flower or klipdagga in Afrikaans, is a medicinal shrub native to South Africa, where it belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It grows up to 2 metres tall, with branching stems, velvety leaves, and dull orange flowers that bloom from summer to autumn. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds, especially sunbirds. The plant has various traditional uses, such as treating coughs, colds, fever, headaches, wounds, and snakebites. It is also known as wild dagga, as it has mild psychoactive effects when smoked or brewed as a tea. Leonotis intermedia is easy to grow, as it tolerates drought, frost, and poor soil. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, and can be propagated by seeds or cuttings.

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Family: Lamiaceae
Type: scrambler, shrub
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