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Round-leaved pink plume

Syncolostemon densiflorus

Langbeen salie (Afr.)

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A great addition to any garden and easy to grow, this unknown member of the salvia family, once established, will enhance the garden with its masses of pretty pink flowers. Prune well after flowering and during summer to shape.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

No harvesting needed.

Propagation

Cuttings
Root the 50 mm tip cuttings, taken in Spring, in sand under mist conditions with bottom heat. A good rooting hormone should be used.
Seed
Sowing time best during winter/spring. Sow the seed in seed trays filled with a well-drained commercial seedling mix and keep them in a lightly shaded spot where they will not dry out. Not easy.

Special features

Attracts birds
Attracts nectar loving birds
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees, butterflies and other insects.

Geography

Origin
Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Natural climate
Sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

No known pests and diseases.

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