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Pioneer Rattlepod

Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

Also known as

Usi, Uvelabahleke

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pioneer Rattlepod

Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia leaves and pods
Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia flowers

Pioneer Rattlepod Overview

The pioneer rattlepod is a shrubby yellow-flowered plant with a scent attractive to honeybees. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

How to propagate Pioneer Rattlepod

Cuttings

Seed

Cortalaria seeds possess a hard outer coating, impervious to water. To germinate, they require boiling water treatment or scarification. Seed is best sown in spring or autumn. Optimal temperature for germination is between 18-22°C.

Special features of Pioneer Rattlepod

Attracts bees

Pioneer

Other uses of Pioneer Rattlepod

Other uses

Edible

Medicinal