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Clappertonia ficifolia, Honckenya ficifolia, Bolo Bolo

Clappertonia ficifolia, Honckenya ficifolia

Bolo Bolo
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Ver rare shrub, 4 to 8 feet tall (1.2-2.4 m); reddish young branches and petioles; oblong to ovate leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm), with 3 to 7 rounded serrate lobes. Short-lived white or mauve flowers, 2 inches in diameter (5 cm) with masses of yellow stamen. Fruit is a very funny fuzzy pale green hairy capsule, 2 inches long (5 cm). Needs full sun and regular water every day. Blooms freely throughout a year.

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