Leonotis leonurus – Plant


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

Common names: wild dagga, lion’s ear, leonotis, minaret flower, Cape hemp (English); imvovo, utywala-bengcungcu, umfincafincane, umunyamunya (Xhosa); umcwili, utshwala-bezinyoni, imvovo, utywala-bengcungcu, umfincafincane, umunyamunya, umunyane (Zulu); lebake (Sotho); wildedagga, duiwelstabak, rooidagga (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Leonotis leonurus

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

• Easy to grow
• Drought tolerant, but may need water in summer
• Soil – well-drained loamy soil, plenty of compost
• Light – full sun, partial shade
• Water –
• Prune hard at end of winter.
• Seed – easy to propagate from seed. Collect when seed head fully dried out. Sow in Spring.
• Division – divide large clumps
• Cuttings


Plant Summary

Leonotis leonurus, commonly known as wild dagga, has orange flowers attracting nectar-feeding sunbirds. This fast-growing shrub, reaching 2-3m in height, blooms for months. Easy to grow, it adapts to various environments, thriving in well-drained soils. Primarily bird-pollinated, it entices sunbirds, honey bees, and butterflies. Beyond its ornamental appeal, wild dagga holds medicinal value, with traditional uses ranging from headache relief to snakebite treatment.


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