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Botanical name

Agathosma ovata

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

Description: Small, white, star-shaped flowers appear from late winter to spring.

Common name(s)

False buchu

Origin

Foliage

Description: Its aromatic, heath-like foliage is dense and mid-green in colour. 

Uses in landscape design

Good next to pathways, where its aromatic foliage can be touched and smelled. Very good tub subject. Tolerates salt laden wind near the coast. Foliage has medicinal properties.

Planting instructions

Planting: Buchu does best in well-drained soil. Dig a hole 40cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of topsoil with one third of acid compost, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix in well.
Watering and feeding:  Water during dry weather. Feed with a general fertiliser for flowering plants during the active growth season. Mulch with compost.
Pruning: Not necessary, but responds well to pruning.

Uses

Uses:: Cullinary: Medicinal: yes Cultural: Commercial: Cosmetics: Other Uses: Part Used: Attracts: Features:

Other languages

Basterboegoe (A)

Plant features

Tolerates salt laden wind near the coast.

Description: Small, white, star-shaped flowers appear from late winter to spring.

Description: Its aromatic, heath-like foliage is dense and mid-green in colour. 

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