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Strophanthus bovinii, Wood Shaving Flower

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 Strophanthus bovinii
Family: Apocynaceae
Wood Shaving Flower
Origin: Madagaskar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

Very unusual strophanthus with orange-brown flowers that look like carved out of wood with petals curled like a wooden shavings. This flower is very unique, looking almost artificial. Bright orange twisted petals with yellow margins indeed look like fancy wood shavings. Very rare plant in cultivation, and hard to propagate. Spectacular eye stopper, it is in bloom 2-3 times a year! Drought tolerant, takes both full sun or shade. Compact shrub in container, can be trained into a small tree. Leaves are leathery and dark green with white veins, and light green when young.


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VERY RARE! Hard to propagate. Wood shaving flower. Very unusual strophanthus with orange-brown flowers that look like carved out of wood with petals curled like a wooden shavings. Drought tolerant, takes both full sun or shade. Compact shrub in container, can be trained into a small tree. Leaves are leathery and dark green with white veins, and light green when young.
This item is rare collectible. Expedited shipping can be provided upon your reguest at extra cost.
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This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
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Grown in 6"-10"/1-3 gal pot

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