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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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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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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 .

References

  • http://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/oncoba-spinosa/

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