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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Green Drimiopsis

Afrikaans name:

Flowers off the Green Drimiopsis

Green Drimiopsis

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Ledebouria petiolata / Drimiopsis maculata

The Green Drimiopsis is called a number of different names including Leopard Plant, White Soldiers, African Hosta and African False Hosta. It is a distinctive plant that is found in Tanzania through to South Africa.

This plant grows to a height of around 30 cm and the flower stalks are another 30 cm. The distinctive leaves are long and spotted. The flowers are small and white and are clustered together to form a spike.

The Green Driniopsis is a popular plant amongst gardeners and does well in a container. It prefers a shaded spot.


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