In the UK, the bell plant is a favourite with gardeners, with the leaves, flowers and seed pods used to make pots of potting soil and for garden beds.
The plants are known for their long and thorny roots, which can cause serious injury to gardeners.
The British Government’s new plan to regulate the plant’s cultivation is a huge step forward in protecting gardeners from being hit by the poisonous plant.
BBC News visited the plant in South Africa to see how it is faring in a changing landscape.
The BBC’s Peter O’Toole reports.