Melianthus comosus – Plant


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

Common names: honey flower (English).

Botanical name: Melianthus comosus

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Melianthus comosus, commonly known as crown honey flower, is a low-maintenance shrub ideal for waterwise gardens. Pruning encourages new growth, making it suitable for informal borders or pondside accents. With grey-green leaves emitting a distinct odor when touched, it attracts birds and butterflies with its nectar-rich, red flowers. It holds traditional value as a remedy for wounds, backaches, and snakebites. Easily propagated from large black seeds, it thrives in well-drained soil.


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