How to grow Leonotis leonurus

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

Leaves color green in linear shape grow in rosette structure.

Leonotis leonurus flower

Flower fragrant in color orange the shape of the cone and grow in rosette structure like crown.

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Requirements for Leonotis leonurus 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

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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When is the best time to prune a Leonotis leonurus shrub?

How to prune:
Just for design and control

What is the size of a Leonotis leonurus shrub?
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 flower, shape of the cone and grow in rosette structure like crown

Scientific name:

Leonotis leonurus

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