Agathosma imbricata – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: sand buchu (English).

Botanical name: Agathosma imbricata

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Agathosma imbricata, or sand buchu, is a sweetly scented shrublet with dense erect branchlets, growing up to 1 meter. It has roundish to oval leaves, 1.5-7 mm long, and produces white, pink, or purple flowers with spoon-shaped staminodes. The plant is common in the south-western and southern Cape, found on limestones, granite, or sandy well-drained slopes and flats. The plant is used for decorative purposes and can be propagated by seed or vegetative means. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and its ideal time for planting is between autumn and winter.


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