Also known as
Anysboegoe, Steenbokboegoe (Afr.)
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Spicy Buchu Overview
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 ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Spicy Buchu
Ensure good drainage to prevent Phytophera.
Spicy Buchu Companion Plants
Pelargoniums, proteas, aloes, restios, watsonias.
How to harvest Spicy Buchu
Pick as needed.
How to propagate Spicy Buchu
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.
Special features of Spicy Buchu
Attracts useful insects
Once established, will survive dry summer months.
Other uses of Spicy Buchu
Landscaping and attracts insects