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Strophanthus gratus - Plant

Strophanthus gratus - Plant
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Climbing Oleander, Cream Fruit
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Description for Strophanthus gratus

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

Strophanthus gratus is a woody liana that can grow up to 25 metres, with a trunk diameter of up to 10 centimetres. Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla, topped by red or purple colour, with pink corona lobes.

Common name(s): Climbing Oleander, Cream Fruit
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: February to March
Max reacahble height: 9.00 to 11.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 30 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Strophanthus gratus

    Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material. Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.

Typical uses of Strophanthus gratus

Special features: Superior winter-flowering shrub for the landscape. Shrub borders, woodland gardens. Screen or tall hedge. Good specimen.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Strophanthus is an herb. It has been used as an arrow poison in Africa. Strophanthus seeds are used to make medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, people take strophanthus for “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), heart problems, and high blood pressure.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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