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Plant Information

Common Name: MONEY PLANT
Scientific Name: Justicia capensis
Alternative Names: Sakemansplant (afr.) , ihlalanyosi (zu.)

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Justicia capensis


  • Perennial
  • The Moneyplant is found in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal.
  • It is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with small, glossy, velvety leaves and scented, magenta flowers with white markings that will flower all year.
  • Prune to encourage a denser growth habit.
  • Plant in sun or shade, in well-drained loamy soil.
  • A good garden plant for forest gardens or shady gardens.

Other Uses

  • It is traditionally used to attract customers to a business, as a wash to improve one’s chances of gaining employment and as a love charm.
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