Barleria pretoriensis is a beautiful shrublet that normally occurs below trees but is equally happy in full sun. It sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. The leaves are slender and the large, tubular flowers are borne in profusion in the axils of the leaves.
It is very waterwise and its relative small size makes it very suitable for landscaping. It is very attractive if interplanted with grasses and other perennials. Plant in a well-drained soil. It has a very long flowering period.