Pisonia umbellifera, Bird-lime Tree, Bird Catcher Tree. Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata'
Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata'

Pisonia umbellifera

Bird-lime Tree, Bird Catcher Tree
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Andaman Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliagePlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' (Map Plant) - It resembles a compact variegated rubber tree. It grows as a small tree (up to 4 meters) and produces fresh green leaves with blotches of cream color. Blooms, which appear in early summer, are open clusters of green flowers tinged with pink. The sticky fruits that follow are responsible for another common name, Bird Catcher Tree, as insects and small birds can get stuck to these fruit.

Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' rarely exceeds a height of 3-4 feet when grown in a pot. Flowers are not produced on plants grown indoors.

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