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
Summer, Winter, Spring
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.
Once established, will survive dry summer months.
South Africa, Namaqualand, Western to Eastern Cape