Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis – Plant


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

Common names: rhinoceros bush (English); renosterbos, rhenosterbos (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis

Previously known as: Elytropappus rhinocerotis

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis, also known as rhinoceros bush, is a shrub that is widespread in the Cape Floristic Region and throughout Namaqualand. It is an important component of our indigenous flora and is the dominant member and namesake of the threatened renosterveld vegetation type. It is a fast-growing and long-lived plant, with a deep taproot that can grow to over 6 meters. Infusions of the young branches are used traditionally to treat stomach complaints and induce sweating. Rhinoceros bush does well in heavy clay soils.


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