How to grow Aristea africana

Aristea africana growing herbaceous rhizome of the genus Aristea also known as Rocket Capeblue, Aristea africana perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, drought tolerant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+, can grow in colder area but I don’t have the knowledge. 8+?.

Leaves color green in linear shape, leaves connected

Aristea africana flower

Flower color can be purple or blue with six petals and stamens yellow the shape of the flowers is round.

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How to grow Aristea africana growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / rhizome / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant:
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes (with light)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple or blue with six petals and stamens yellow the shape of the flowers is round

Scientific name:

Aristea africana

How to grow Aristea africana

Aristea africana plant

Aristea africana flowers

Aristea africana


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9