Flemingia strobilifera, Moghania strobilifera, Luck Plant, Wild Hops

Flemingia strobilifera, Moghania strobilifera

Luck Plant, Wild Hops
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Asia and Malaysia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flemingia strobilifera (Luck Plant, Wild Hops) is native to Asia and Malaysia. It's an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub or small tree that grows 5-10 ft tall and 10-20 ft wide. The foliage is a deep, unusual shade of olive which nicely contrasts with the white or pink inflorescences. It blooms from spring to summer, producing clusters of small flowers that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Plants grow best in full sun or semi-shade and require moderate water, especially in summer and during times of extended drought.

The luck plant is valued in ethnomedical systems and is also an attractive garden addition, with its graceful arching branches and unusual color. In cold regions, it may be best to grow the Flemingia strobilifera in a pot, where it will be easy to move the plant indoors when temperatures drop. The mature plants can tolerate temperatures of at least 30sF for a short time, so care must be taken not to leave them outside in freezing temperatures. In zones 9-11, the plant can be planted outside year-round with proper winter protection.

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