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Leonotis leonurus – Lion’s Tail (plant)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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A perennial shrub, Leonotis leonurus grows to a height of approximately 1.5 metres with a spread of 1 metre. Beautiful flower spikes are produced in spring/summer with whorls of orange individual flowers containing a bitter-sweet nectar, the flowers being resinous. Also called ‘Wild Dagga’.

Traditionally this species has been used as a smoking herb. It is thought to contain compounds similar in structure and effect to THC from Cannabis. A blend of both the flowers and leaves is regarded as a good smoking blend.

Care and Cultivation of Leonotis leonurus

Leonotis leonurus is native to South Africa, it prefers a light to medium, well drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought tolerant but responds well to water over the warmer months.

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1 review for Leonotis leonurus – Lion’s Tail (plant)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I Bought this plant recently, and when i put it in a pot it boomed!
    Extremely happy customer!

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