Erica plukenetii

Erica plukenetii

Erica plukenetii

Scientific name

Likely pollinated by sunbirds.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Seed should be sown in autumn and treatment with smoke will improve germination, resulting in a higher number of seedlings.

By cutting

Ericas are rooted using semi-hardwood tip or heel cuttings in late summer to autumn or in spring. Treat them with a rooting hormone for semi- hardwood cuttings and place in a well-aerated medium under mist on heated benches.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Sensitive roots

Good potplant

Easy to grow

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

Erica plukenetii is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

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