Description for 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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Snuff box tree, Fried egg plant, Oncoba spinosa Forssk||White||Spring||3m||Easy|
Planting and care
Plant in a protected spot.
|Full Sun||Loamy soil, Sandy soil||Water wise||25 to 40 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Oncoba spinosa
- Prefers a sunny position in a rich, well-drained soil.
Typical uses of Oncoba spinosa
Special features: The plant is often used in traditional medicine.
Ornamental use: It bears large (90 mm wide) showy, sweet-scented, white flowers with masses of yellow, overlapping stamens in the centre .