A small Laucadendron growing to about 4′ X 4′. The bracts surrounding the cone changes from green to buttery yellow and ages to orange/soft red in spring. Excellent cut flower and garden plant for well-drained soils in full sun.
Pronunciation: lew-kuh-DEN-dron daf-nee-OY-deez
Species Meaning: Resembling Daphne, the genus named for a nymph of Greek mythology. According to legend, she was transformed into a Laurel to escape Apollo
Leucadendron daphnoides is native to South Africa.
15 seeds acquired from Silver Hill seeds.
9/18/20 Soaked in 1% hydrogen peroxide solution
9/20/20 Put in smoke water.
11/5/20 First germination. It was noticed that two seed floated while all the rest sank. Those two did not germinate.
2/25/21 Pricked out 6 healthy plants.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: | Seed ID: P2065
Found in Greenhouse,
We acquired this plant from Silver Hill Seeds.