isiXhosa: Kooigoed

Afrikaans: Slangbos



Seriphium plumosum

Scientific name

We don't have a description available yet.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Seed is an option and is sown in autumn.

By cutting

At Kirstenbosch slangbos is propagated vegetatively. Tip cuttings are taken in spring, treated with a rooting hormone and inserted into a 50% bark, 50% polystyrene medium and placed on 24°C bottom heat under a mist system. Rooting usually takes three weeks. Cuttings can also be rooted in coarse river sand in cold frames.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

Image credit: evieb
Seedbank Quantity
Arundel Seedbank 300
Total 300
We currently have no plants of this species in our home nurseries. Do you have any plants or do you know where we can get some? Get in touch!

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #67 Rondebosch 10
Site #68 Rondebosch 20
Site #65 Rondebosch 30
Site #71 Rondebosch 10
Site #72 Rondebosch 10
Total 80

Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

It can be used as a construction material




Pioneer species

Easy to grow

Seriphium plumosum is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

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