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Macaranga grandifolia, Macaranga longifolia, Macaranga mappa, Macaranga, Nasturtium Tree, Parasol Leaf Tree, Bingabing, Sun Parasol Shrub, Elephant Ear Tree

Macaranga grandifolia, Macaranga longifolia, Macaranga mappa

Macaranga, Nasturtium Tree, Parasol Leaf Tree, Bingabing, Sun Parasol Shrub, Elephant Ear Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Australia, Philippines
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Macaranga grandifolia is a spectacular plant with tree-like habit and large, 1-2 ft wide, showy leaves. They feel tough in touch and resemble in shape nasturtium leaves. It is Philippines endemic and has been widely cultivated in Hawaii as a tropical ornamental. This plant has become very popular garden ornamental in many parts of the tropics for the extraordinary grandiose leaves, which are rounded-ovate in shape, with prominent, reddish veins and the stem attached towards the center of the leaf blade. The flowers are pinkish red and the males are held in coral-like, congested inflorescences. The leaf ash was eaten as a cure for enlarged bellies. Twine was made from the bark and the wood was used for fishing spears. The leaves were used to wrap food. Birds eat the ripe fruit. Separate male and female trees.

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Related species with slightly smaller leaves --Macaranga tanarius


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Macaranga grandifolia - Elephant Ear Tree

Macaranga, Bingabing Nasturtium Tree, Parasol Leaf Tree, Bingabing. This exotic small tree has huge 1-2ft rounded leaves resembling in shape nasturtium leaves. Mature leaves are tough like cardboard, very special tropical look! Can be grown in a pot (grows up to 6-7 ft in a pot). An eye stopper, a must for tropical plant collection. Medicinal plant.
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Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
3 plants in stock
$42.95