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Kaapse kanferfoelie

Kaapse kanferfoelie

Tecomaria capensis

Scientific name

This is an easy-to-grow shrub that is very useful as a hedge, and is most stunning when all colour varieties are used in the hedge.

Propagation instructions

By cutting

"Easy to propagate from cuttings or by removing rooted suckers or runners during the active growth phase."

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

This is a bird-friendly species

It provides medicinal value


Can be used as a hedge

Attracts butterflies

It provides food for:


Southern double-collared sunbird

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