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A variable Fynbos shrub that grows up to 1.5m high. Roots are sensitive and don't easily transplant. Buchu is sought after in traditional medicine and often stripped in mountain areas. Uses: Landscaping and attracts insects
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Pick as needed.
Sow seeds in Autumn in sandy soil mix. Keep moist.
Difficult to root, but small 5-10 cm cuttings can be rooted in sandy soil on warm beds and with misters.
Attracts useful insects
Once established, will survive dry summer months.
South Africa, Namaqualand, Western to Eastern Cape
Sand, Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Landscaping and attracts insects
Pink, Purple, White
Ensure good drainage to prevent Phytophera.
Pelargoniums, proteas, aloes, restios, watsonias.