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LEDEBOURIA MACULATA

Plant of the Week LEDEBOURIA MACULATA

The genus Ledebouria is named after Carl Friedrich van Ledebour (1785-1851) German botanist and professor of botany at Dorpat. Native across sub-Saharan Africa, with a few species in Madagascar and India. There are approximately 90 species in all. This wonderful, attractive, small but hardy, previously known as Drimiopsis maculata, is tolerant of neglect and fairly easy to grow, …

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