Leonotis is an orange flowering plant and a genus of the Lamiaceae family. It is native to Africa and Northern India.
Leonotis literally translates to 'lion's ear'.
It's fair to say that leonotis is not one of the most popular cut flowers! This, in my opinion, is because it's only available for three months of the year and it looks like a weed! I don't think we have ever had a wedding flower order for leonotis!
In the wholesale flower markets leonotis is sold in wraps of 10 stems. The stem lengths vary between 60cm - 75cm.
General Availability Chart
To get the best from your wholesale cut leonotis please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Strip the lower foliage.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the leonotis in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the leonotis in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.