How to grow Melianthus major

Melianthus major grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Melianthus also known as Kruidjie roer my nie or Honey bush, Melianthus major perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant  plant attracts pollinator, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11

Leaves color green bluish and can be also purple, the leaves grow in pinnate shape serrated in the edges.

Melianthus major flower

Flower color red flower looks like mouth with tonsil, flowers grow in stem in cone structure

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How to grow Melianthus major growing and care:

Rich soil, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary vegetative reproduction in Melianthus major?
No, (but easy to)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Design and control the growth

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Red flower looks like mouth with tonsil, flowers grow in stem in cone structure

Scientific name:

Melianthus major

How to grow Melianthus major

Melianthus major plant care

Growing Melianthus major

Melianthus major


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Blue leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9