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A picture of a Cabong


Lapeirousia anceps

Lapeirousia anceps (2) by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Cabong
A photo of Cabong
Lapeirousia anceps (1)
A photo of Cabong
A photo of Cabong


Lapeirousia anceps is a cormous perennial in the iris family, Iridaceae. It is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and thrives in dry, arid conditions. This plant is deciduous and thus loses its green foliage in the autumn and regrows new leaves in the spring. It produces showy, white flowers which are symmetrical in 1 plane, down the centre, termed bilaterally symmetrical. Foliage is flattened, narrow and often pleated.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Pot plant