Strophanthus gratus - Plant
Common name: Climbing Oleander, Cream Fruit
Bloom time: February to March
Height: 9.00 to 11.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 22-24 Â°C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material.
- Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
Superior winter-flowering shrub for the landscape. Shrub borders, woodland gardens. Screen or tall hedge. Good specimen.
- Strophanthus is an herb.
- It has been used as an arrow poison in Africa.
- Strophanthus seeds are used to make medicine.
- Despite serious safety concerns, people take strophanthus for â€œhardening of the arteriesâ€ (arteriosclerosis), heart problems, and high blood pressure.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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