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Oncoba spinosa - Plant

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Oncoba spinosa is a spiny shrub or small tree with pretty white flowers and is known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit.

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About Oncoba spinosa

Oncoba spinosa is a spiny shrub or small tree with pretty white flowers and is known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Snuff box tree, Fried egg plant, Oncoba spinosa Forssk
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

Prefers a sunny position in a rich, well-drained soil.

Oncoba spinosa care

Plant in a protected spot.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Water wise
Soil Loamy soil, Sandy soil
Temperature 25 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

Oncoba spinosa special feature

The plant is often used in traditional medicine.

Oncoba spinosa uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It bears large (90 mm wide) showy, sweet-scented, white flowers with masses of yellow, overlapping stamens in the centre

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Oncoba spinosa ?

Oncoba spinosa is commonly known as Snuff box tree, Fried egg plant, Oncoba spinosa Forssk

What color are Oncoba spinosa ?

A Oncoba spinosa plant bears flowers of color White

When Oncoba spinosa blooms?

With enough light, Oncoba spinosa may produce White flowers in Spring

How hard is Oncoba spinosa to grow?

A Oncoba spinosa is Easy

How much sunlight does a Oncoba spinosa need?

A Oncoba spinosa prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Oncoba spinosa need?

A Oncoba spinosa prefers watering Water wise

What kind of soil does a Oncoba spinosa need?

A Oncoba spinosa prefers Loamy soil, Sandy soil

What temperature does a Oncoba spinosa like?

A Oncoba spinosa prefers 25 to 40 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Oncoba spinosa ?

To encourage Oncoba spinosa growth, Use any organic fertilizer

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