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Leonotis nepetifolia (Lion's Ear) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Leonotis nepetifolia (Klip Dagga seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Leonotis nepetifolia

Christmas Candlestick, Klip Dagga, Lion's Ear

In Stock: 0.056 lb (Total:0.056lb)
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Leonotis nepetifolia

Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
90%
Seeds per lb:
432,000
Quantity:
0.06 lb
Collected in:
South Carolina
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
8
Item ID:
1831678

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist

Looking for a striking plant with beautiful flowers and traditional medicinal uses? Look no further than Leonotis nepetifolia, also known as klip dagga, Christmas candlestick, or lion's ear. This species of plant belongs to the mint family and is native to tropical Africa and southern India. It can also be found growing abundantly in much of Latin America and the West Indies. Known to grow up to 3 meters high, it has whorls of striking lipped flowers that are most commonly orange, but can vary to red, white, and purple. Its soft serrated leaves can also grow up to 4 inches wide. In Trinidad, the leaves are brewed as a tea for fever, coughs, womb prolapse, and malaria. Attractive to sunbirds and ants, this plant is sure to add beauty to any garden. Try Leonotis nepetifolia today!

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