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Leonotis

Leonotis spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Leonotis Overview

Leonotis is small genus containing around 9 species of annual or perennial, and deciduous or evergreen shrubs in the mint family, Lamiaceae. They originate from Africa and Southern India where they inhabit tropical regions. These plants have aromatic leaves and tubular flowers in a series of whorls at the end of the branches. The species Leonotis leonurus is cultivated for its attractive orange flowers and drought-tolerance.

Common problems with Leonotis

How to propagate Leonotis

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Greenwood cuttings in early summer.

Other uses of Leonotis

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

Orange Flowering Summer Plants

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