Scientific nameThis small 10cm tall plant is found in seasonally wet lowlands in the lowlands and is adapted to being dormant is in the dry season. It grows and produces small erect flowers and seeds quickly. It propagates profusely and well through seed and re-sprouts from roots making it an aggressive weed in Australia but in South Africa it is vulnerable because it grows in a only a few locations and on the decline.
Easy to propagate in sandy well-drained soil in light shade or sun by leaf cutting, planting bulbs or sowing fresh seeds in mid autumn. Do not water bulbs and store them away for the summer period.
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This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Vulnerable
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Easy to grow
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird
Lachenalia reflexa is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos