Melianthus major, the giant honey flower or kruidjie-roer-my-nie, is a species of flowering plant in the family Francoaceae. It is an evergreen suckering shrub, endemic to South Africa and naturalised in India, Australia and New Zealand If you want to start growing honeybush plants, it isn’t difficult. You can grow it as a perennial in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10, or an annual in cooler regions For efficient honeybush cultivation, plant the shrubs in full sun or partial shade. Make sure the soil is moist and fertile for best results, although this resilient plant won’t die in lean, dry soil. Offer protection from strong winds, though, which can damage the plants. Caring for Melianthus honeybush plants is not difficult. When you are growing honeybush plants outside, be generous with the mulch in winter. Use 4 to 6 inches of dried straw to protect the plant roots.