Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)
Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)

Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia)

Regular price $14.95

Live Klip Dagga Herb Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

When visitors come to our nursery, they are amazed when the see Klip Dagga for the first time! Ranging in height from 4-9 feet along our garden pathway to the nursery, it is full of round calyxes sprouting bright orange tubular flowers and  resembles something from a Dr. Seuss illustration. It almost always stops visitors mid sentence as they admire the plant and it's unique visual characteristics. 

Klip Dagga, when in the wild, really enjoys 'disturbed' areas such as roadsides. It is an early pioneering species in it's natural habitats, and helps promote the succession of disturbed land into Savannah. These traits make it a great plant for sunny tropical climates elsewhere.  

Klip Dagga is a member of the Lamiaceae, the mint family of plants. It is originally native to the tropical regions of Africa and Southern India. It has been introduced to other regions of the world including south America and the Caribbean where it also thrives and is cultivated. 

Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Flowering & Harvest Season: Year-round

Size: 4 to 9 ft

Soil & Moisture: Dry, sandy, well-draining soil.  Drought tolerant but also thrives in humid conditions.  Water once or twice weekly if growing in a container.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

Interesting Cultural & Medicinal Info

Medicinally the plant has been used for centuries by various peoples in Africa including the Hottentot peoples. It was often used in preparation for hunts as well as in public ceremony and community events. The plant was probably primarily used as a sedative, euphoriant, and inebriant - usually the shoots and immature flower buds are dried and smoked like tobacco or cannabis. Often times a resin is collected from the plant by rubbing leaves between the palms, and collecting the sticky resin into a ball that is then smoked. The psychoactive effects of this plant are described as generally 'mild' and no more intoxicating then smoked low grade cannabis. Don't be concerned however, Dagga is legal for use and distribution in the United States and is not a controlled substance! It is an ingredient in many over the counter herbal smoking blends found in Tobacconist shops around the country often mixed with mullein, skullcap, and other similar 'relaxing' herbs. These are NOT the same type of smoking blends as the synthetic cannabis 'spice' products which are now illegal in most of the United States and other Countries. 

It should be noted that the medicinal effects of Klip Dagga generally affects women more so then men. This is hypothesized as having to do with hormonal estrogen based compounds found in the plant. The plant may stimulate the uterus and can be used to induce menstruation.

There can be some confusion between distinguishing Klip Dagga and Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus) as they look similar and are sometimes called the same common names. They are close relatives of the same genus. The difference between the two plants is that Klip Dagga has leaves akin to catnip's, while Wild Dagga's leaves are skinnier and leathery. Both are easy to grow, fast growing, and are grown and used in similar fashion as a medicinal and ornamental. 

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