Lampranthus aureus is distributed along the southwest and west coast of the Western Cape between Vredenburg and Saldanha.
The plants seem to have a preference for sandy, loamy soils and granite outcroppings.
The striking brilliant orange flowers make the plants ideal for a showy garden display. They are easy to cultivate if protected from severe frost and grown in a sunny location. The plants are best suited for rockeries or plant containers with sufficient root space and can withstand regular watering as long as the soil has good drainage.
Propagation is from seed or cuttings.
Lampranthus aureus in cultivation.