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Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Trachyandra falcata

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

40cm

60cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Namaqua Wild Cabbage Overview

Trachyandra falcata is a tuberous perennial that grows along the west coast of South Africa from the West Coast National Park near Saldanha to the Richtersveld and into Namibia.

Common problems with Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Rots when kept too wet.

Namaqua Wild Cabbage Companion Plants

Grow with plants that have similar water requirements and annuals from the same area.

How to harvest Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Pick flowers when still closed and use within a day.

How to propagate Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Seed

The plants selfseed, but can be sown in autumn; scatter seeds and wet thoroughly only once.

Special features of Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Namaqua Wild Cabbage

Edible

The flower stalk is eaten, prepared as for a brassica (cabbages).

Edible