Leucadendron is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of the fynbos ecoregion and vegetation type. They are another great plant to incorporate into your drought tolerant garden. The ends of new growth change color to become their flowers at certain times of year. In the wild they usually only release their seeds after fire has swept through a region. Recently growers discovered that a certain chemical in smoke could be isolated and used to help propagate leucadendron seedlings and that has helped drop the price of the plants significantly. They come in a wide variety of colors, heights, leaf size, etc. They are easy to find at any nursery these days.
Posted on: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:50:31 +0000
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