Boophone disticha


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Boophone disticha is a plant for the true connoisseurs.  Boophone is commonly known as tumbleweed or a century plant. Its native to South Africa and it is a bulbous tropical and subtropical flowering plant. Its fan-like arrangement of wavy-edged glaucous leaves makes a very dramatic and exotic statement. These leaves can grow up to 60 cm in length.

This plant comes in a terracotta planter of 20cm in diameter and is about 25cm tall.

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Care Tips


Boophone disticha likes full sun.



All forms of this magnificent bulb will rot if overwatered or planted in soil that retains even a little water. High draught tolerance. Water when the leaves start to show and sparingly through summer. As soon as the leaves begin to yellow, withhold watering until the following season.



Plant in very well-drained sandy or rocky soil. 

Delivery times

Germany 1-3 days

For all other countries delivery time can range from 3-10 days.

At the moment we are processing the orders on Mondays only – so if you order from us on a Wednesday it won’t be processed until the following Monday.


An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant at the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The eventually delivered plant may differ in for example size, number of flower branches, etc.