Ochna, Mickey Mouse Plant
Description for null
Ochna is a genus comprising 86 species of evergreen trees, shrubs and shrublets belonging to the family Ochnaceae. These species are native to tropical woodlands of Africa, the Mascarenes and Asia
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|mpylospermum beccarianum||yellow||all year||6 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing Mickey Mouse plants isnâ€™t difficult. Although it grows in nearly any well-drained soil, it thrives in soil that is amended with compost or other rich organic material. Mickey Mouse plant tolerates either full sunlight or partial shade.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||sunset||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Ochna
- The plant is often distributed by birds that eat the seeds and, in some cases, can become weedy.
- If this happens, you can leave the plants wherever they pop up, or you can dig them up and move them to another desired location.
Typical uses of Ochna
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: stem and root bark