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Lion's tail (Leonotis leonurus)

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Lion's tail (Leonotis leonurus)
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Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Hemisodon leonurus, Leonotis leonurus, Leonurus africanus, Phlomis leonurus


Rich in resin, the stimulating inflorescence of the Lion's tail, also know as Wild Dagga, is widely smoked by the Namas (Southern Africa). It is also a traditional natural stimulant and makes a desirable infusion. The alkaloid leonurine, which is
responsible for the intoxicating effect, is readily soluble in water and stimulates the myocardial function.

20 Wild Dagga Seeds

Growing instructions
Like many other South African species, the seeds of the lion's tail sometimes germinate very slowly. Depending on the origin, the seeds may need the full range of temperatures - from winter cold to summer heat - for successful germination. Also, a certain amount of light is necessary. Later, Wild Dagga can be planted outdoors. In frost-free winters, the plant is perennial. Can also be kept as a houseplant. Loves sun and nutritious soil.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
120–160 cm
Flower colour:
Orange, Red
Flowering period :
August, July, October, September
Protection from wind, Sun
Water requirements:
Water moderately, mäßig
Lifecycle :
Annual, Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C, Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, February, March
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
22 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
21 – 60, Irregular

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Leonitis, Löwenschwanz, Marihuanilla, Wild Dagga
English names:
Lion's ear, Wild Dagga
French names:
crinière de lion, dagga sauvage, queue de lion


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