Scientific nameLampranthus glaucus is a plant species in the genus Lampranthus native to South Africa and naturalized in gardens all around the world.
''Sow the seeds in a seed pan during the cool autumn months of the year. In the southern hemisphere these are March to May. Ensure that the seed pans are adequately drained. Sow the seeds in a mixture of sand and loam. On top of this mixture, sprinkle a thin layer of sand, 5 mm deep. It is into this sand that the seeds are sown no deeper than about 2 mm below the soil surface. If sown too deep the seeds will be smothered and will probably not germinate. Keep the area free of weeds, and water with a fine mist spray every second day. Ensure that the pans are in a sunny position. Plant the seedlings out in November of the same year when they are approximately 5 cm high.''
Cuttings can be taken from healthy stems. Take cuttings that are about 8cm long and place in sandy soil. Water until the water runs through the pot once per week and wait for roots to fill the plug before you plant up into a bigger pot. Plat out once it has established a few healthy stems more than 5cm high.
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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:
Lampranthus glaucus is indigenous to: Atlantis Sand Fynbos Boland Granite Fynbos Cape Flats Dune Strandveld Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Hangklip Sand Fynbos Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos Swartland Alluvium Fynbos Swartland Granite Renosterveld Swartland Shale Renosterveld