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Leucospermum cordifolium

   (Family: Proteaceae)
Afrikaans: Bobbejaanklou, Luisiesboom, Luisiesbos. English: Pincushion  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1 - 1.5m
Spread: 1 - 2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower type
  small Scarab beetles and birds for pollination
  Flower info
  The inflorescences consist of a large number of small flowers. It is the stiff protruding styles of the flowers which are the source of the common name "pincushion" for this genus.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Bark / Stem type
  Leaf info EDIT
Fruit type EDIT
Sow seeds in Summer
  Seeds per fruit 1
  Seed info EDIT
  Only a few large, hard, nut-like seeds are produced by each inflorescence.
Description EDIT
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