Botanical name: Leonotis nepetifolia
Common name: Klip dagga, Lion's Tail, Annual lion's ear, Lion's ear, Christmas candlestick
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae, mint or deadnettle family)
Native to: tropical Africa and southern India
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: orange
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: dried leaves and flowers have a mild calming effect when smoked or brewed into tea.
Weight of 1000 seeds: -
Seeds per gram: -
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed at 20-30°C, germination starting 10 days, Leonotis nepetifolia is frost-tender, keep plants slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C.