Dermatobotrys saundersii Seeds
Common Name: Tree Jockey
An unusual "epiphytic" small shrub of the Snapdragon family. Native to Zululand, South Africa, where it's at risk of becoming extinct. In nature, found growing in the forks of trees, hence it's common name. The leaves are soft and rubbery with shallow toothed margins and reddish veins. Tubular deep red flowers appear mid-winter encircling the top of each stem just below the leaves.
These attractive plants are easily grown from seed and make very good container plant subjects. They should be grown in well-drained humus rich soil and in partial shade. It is important to not over-water. The plant will thrive in the same container for several years if fed monthly during the growing season.
This unusual plant is well worth growing as a container plant, or planted in the forks of tall trees where humus has collected.