Scientific nameLikely pollinated by sunbirds.
Seed should be sown in autumn and treatment with smoke will improve germination, resulting in a higher number of seedlings.
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.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Easy to grow
It provides food for:
Southern double-collared sunbird
Erica plukenetii is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld