How to grow Leptadenia pyrotechnica

Leptadenia pyrotechnica growing shrub‎ of the genus Leptadenia also known as Khimp, Leptadenia pyrotechnica perennial deciduous plant used as edible for the pods but mostly used as ornamental plant and drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leptadenia pyrotechnica flower

Flower color yellow in star shape, flowers grow in the end of the leaves in clusters.

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How to grow Leptadenia pyrotechnica growing and care:

Well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design and dead parts

Size of the plant:
1-3m, 40-120 inches, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers in star shape, flowers grow in the end of the leaves in clusters

Scientific name:

Leptadenia pyrotechnica

How to grow Leptadenia pyrotechnica

Growing Leptadenia pyrotechnica plant

Leptadenia pyrotechnica plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13