Rooibos growing shrub‎ of the genus Aspalathus also known as Honeybush or Bush tea, Rooibos perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant for the flowers grow in mediterranean or semi-desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12

Rooibos leaves

Leaves and stems are edible, leaf color is green the shape is like needle, stems edible when young and used also as beverage

Flower color yellow butterfly shape, the flowers attract pollinators

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How to grow Rooibos growing and care:

Sandy 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:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For design and easy pick

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-60 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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers in butterfly shape

Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators

Edible leaves & stem

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves & stem?
Trim the young leaves with the young stems after the plant established

Information about leaves & stem:
Leaf color is green the shape is like needle,

Uses of Rooibos leaves:

Scientific name:

Aspalathus linearis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Edible 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 12
  • Hardiness zone 9

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