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Description for Diospyros blancoi, Mabolo, Temburini
Mabolo is a medium-sized tree growing to a height of 20 meters.Leaves are leathery.
The blade is glossy green, smooth above and softly hairy below. A rather slow growing tree.
Its edible fruit has a skin covered in a fine, velvety fur which is usually reddish-brown. The pulp is edible. The fruit hairs have to be rubbed off before eating as it can cause peri-oral itching and irritation.
Planting and care
It is a dioecious tropical perennial tree that grows well in a diversity of soil. It needs a good distribution of rainfall through the year.
Caring for Diospyros blancoi
- Water regularly, do not over water.
Typical uses of Diospyros blancoi
Special features: Evergreen tree
Ornamental use: It is suitable for growing in parks, gardens and along roads for its attractive conical, dense crown and reddish brown velvety fruits.
Medicinal use: A decoction of the young leaves is used as a treatment for hypertension, heart ailments and diabetes.
The leaves are heated and squeezed with the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus to make a preparation that is used to treat chest colds.
Note: Please consult your health expert.
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Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.
Received in good condition. Liked them very much!
Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display
Good quality they all grow nicely?
Quick delivery, good price