By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Leucadendrons are beautiful South African natives that provide intense color and texture to warm climate gardens in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. This large genus includes shrubs or small trees of various sizes, and many are perfect for growing in containers. Interested in learning how to grow leucadendrons in containers? Keep reading to learn all about growing leucadendron in a pot. How to Grow Leucadendrons in Containers Plant leucadendron in a sturdy container filled with a loose, free-draining potting mix. Be sure the container has at least one drainage hole. A good quality, fresh potting mix without added fertilizer is preferable. Place the leucadendron in a sunny location. You may want to place the pot on a pedestal or other object to improve drainage because lucadendron hates wet feet. Potted Leucadendron Care Maintaining container grown leucadendrons is pretty straightforward.