Scientific nameThe Cape Town pea is a ground-hugging shrub from the pea family, that forms a mat across the ground and flowering in spring. It survives fires by resprouting from its roots and prefers acid soil.
Sow seed in late summer to autumn (March to May), treating the seed with smoke extract should increase the number of seedlings, and treating with fungicide to combat pre- and post-emergence damping off will increase the number of surviving seedlings. Pot up into a sandy, acidic soil medium suitable for fynbos plants.
It may propagated from cuttings taken from new growth of the plant, and treated with a rooting hormone suitable for softwood cuttings.
This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
Conservation status: Rare
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for:
Otholobium bracteolatum is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Cape Flats Dune Strandveld Cape Flats Dune Strandveld