Creeping Brightfig


Creeping Brightfig

Lampranthus reptans

Scientific name

A ground creeping succulent with a bright yellow or white flower (?) found in full sun in acid sandy soils in the flats.

For visual appeal, plant en masse with L. multiradiatus, L. hoerleinianus and L. aureus as well as Lampranthus affinis. Suitable for slopes and rock gardens.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Grow from seeds in winter or summer.

By cutting

Take cuttings after fruiting. Add bonemeal or compost to ensure health. Cuttings and runners can be rooted in situ at any time of the year. However it is always best in autumn, which is at the beginning of its growing season. Establishment of any plant is crucial and after the cuttings have been planted water thoroughly, as once established it is self-sustaining.

References and further reading

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Seedbank Quantity
Arundel Seedbank 200
Total 200
Nursery Quantity
Arundel Nursery 8
Fynbos Life 4
Total 12

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Near Threatened

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Lampranthus reptans is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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