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A picture of a Sichobochobo


Dissotis princeps

Also known as

Umpongamponga, Kalwerbossie

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sichobochobo

Dissotis princeps, white form
Calyx persists after petals fall and the seeds develop inside.
Flower close up showing stamens
See image of flower dissected to show unusual stamens
Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caffra) buzzing Dissotis princeps in Kirstenbosch

Sichobochobo Overview

Dissotis princeps is an outstanding garden plant with magnificent flowers and decorative foliage. It is easy to grow, and is ideal for the water or vlei (marsh) garden, or for that difficult, permanently damp spot. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo.

Special features of Sichobochobo

Pot plant

Wet sites

Other uses of Sichobochobo