How to grow Leonotis leonurus

Leonotis growing shrub‎ of the genus Leonotis also known as Lion’s tail, Leonotis perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental or medical plant drought tolerant and attract pollinators, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial, 5-9 as annual.

Leaves color green in linear shape grow in rosette structure.


Flower fragrant in color can be: orange, yellow, white or red the shape of the cone and grow in rosette structure like crown.

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Requirements for Leonotis growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, spines

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Prune for design and control

Size of the plant?
0.5-2m, 2-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower:
Fragrant orange, yellow, white or red flower, shape of the cone and grow in rosette structure like crown

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