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Lapeirousia plicata


Lapeirousia plicata (Iridaceae) Pleated Kabong. It has linear to sword shaped flat ribbed leaves with the margins crisped or wavy and pale blue to white small flowers in a basal tuft with large leafy crisped bracts. Sowing: Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand: 2 parts compost: 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: Bizansgat. Harvest: November 2023


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