Lobelia bequaertii

Lobelia bequaertii


One packet contains 25 seeds.

Inhabiting quiet bogs in the lichen-draped heather forests of the Rwenzori Mountains, Lobelia bequaertii is well-adapted to its remote environment. This species is morphologically similar to L. deckenii, which is found over 500 miles away in the moorlands of Mount Kenya, though L. bequaertii populates a lower altitude of 3,000 to 3,500 meters. Their bowl-shaped bracts—specialized leaves—can hold reservoirs of water that insulate the center of the plant through cold nights. As with other Giant Lobelias, it is monocarpic, meaning it flowers only once in its life after growing slowly for decades, reaching heights of between one to five meters.

Minimum tested germination rate is 44%

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