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Klip Dagga

Regular price $10.00 USD
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Klip Dagga
Leonotis Nepetifolia

days to maturity: 70 days
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: overcrowding or plants falling over
harvest notes: harvest leaves and flowers as needed
annual

Klip Dagga is a cool medicinal plant that fellow specialty growers Sow Exotic introduced us to last season. Their wild exhibition garden is full of this beautiful bee and pollinator friendly flowering medicinal herb that self seeds easily and spreads quickly if left unchecked. Klip Dagga is native to tropical Africa and Southern India but is found abundantly in Latin America and the West Indies. it grows to about 9 feet tall and has whorls of bright orange lipped flowers that pollinators love. The leaf tea has a hypnotic effect, is diuretic and relieves headache. The leaf and stem decoction or inhalations have been used internally for cough, common cold, influenza, bronchitis, wound healing and asthma. The infusions made from flowers and seeds, leaves or stems are widely used as tonics for tuberculosis, jaundice, muscular cramps, high blood pressure, diabetes, viral hepatitis, dysentery, and diarrhea. The leaves and stems decoction are applied topically as a treatment for eczema, skin infections and itchiness. Klip Dagga smoke has marijuana-like effects and pungent odor and is occasionally mixed with other dried herbs to make smoking blends. Wether you use this unique plant medicinally or not its definitely a fun specimen to have in the garden for aesthetics and pollinators to enjoy. Save a few spiky seed balls when they’re brown and dry and you’ll have plenty of viable seed for next season.

The last photo in our collection is of a mixed herbal smoking blend made by our friends at Honey Sun Botanicals

Materials

All of our plants are produced using OMRI certified organic materials (potting mix, fertilizer & pesticides) however our nursery is not certified organic. Plants are shipped in compostable peat moss pots and we use heirloom & organic seeds whenever possible.

Shipping & Returns

We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here. 

Size

All of our plants are potted in 4" pots and their foliage size varies based on how large the plant is naturally when its root ball is the correct size for the pot. If a plant is too tall for our shipping box we may prune it to fit (bonus: many plants do better after being pruned since they make bushier growth). We do our very best to ship all of our plants in the "sweet spot" of maturity however so long as the roots have colonized the pot we will consider a plant mature enough to ship.

Care Instructions

When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.

  • What Our Customers Have to Say:

    This is a great, local organization with really knowledgeable & friendly staff. They make gardening easy and accessible, and I've purchased many high quality plants and equipment from them.
    -Kate Black (5 star google review)

  • And Another One:

    How lucky we are to have a resource like Little River Cooperative here in Miami, not only for the access they offer to a great selection of plants and produce, but also for the knowledge they provide and the sense of community they foster!
    -Nick Vagnoni (5 star google review)