Leonotis leonurus

  • Leonotis leonurus
  • Leonotis leonurus
rating 3
(3 / 1 Reviews)
per 10 seeds

Common name

Lion’s tail / Wild dagga / Wild cannabis


South Africa

Minimum temperature

5 degC


The lion’s tail is also called wild dagga or wild cannabis, because smoking of the leaves and flowers has the same calming effect (but to a lesser extend). The leaves can also be used to make a calming tea, and they are well-known in traditional medicine. It is a shrubby plant from South Africa that can reach a height of maximum 2 meters, and produces beautiful orange flowers. In nature the flowers are pollinated by birds and also attract a lot of bees and butterflies with its nectar. In temperate climates, the species can be kept as an annual, or as a perennial container plant at a minimum of 5 degC in winter. The plant prefers a sunny stand.

Sowing description:

Sow the seeds superficially at 20-25 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist and let the seeds germinate in a bright spot.

Sowing time:

Whole year

Level of difficulty:


Expected processing time: 2 days
Reviews (1)
rating 3 (3 / 1 Reviews)

Loes (05-08-2019) rating 3 Zaden zijn uitgekomen, plant groeit wel heel langzaam en ik weet niet of er dit jaar (het is nu augustus) nog bloemen aan zullen komen.

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