Herb latin name: Bobartia indica
Synonyms: Bobartia spathacea
Family: Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Bobartia indica:Sandy mountain slopes and flats below 500 metres in the south-western Cape.
Other uses of the herb:The tough, rush-like leaves are used in basket making.
Propagation of Bobartia indica:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest that the seed is probably best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow on the plants in the greenhouse for at least the first winter planting them out in late spring. Division in autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy mountain slopes and flats below 500 metres in the south-western Cape.
Medicinal use of Bobartia indica:None known
Known hazards of Bobartia indica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.