Pleiocarpa mutica, Kanwene

Pleiocarpa mutica

Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Ghana
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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It is a small tree that grows up to 10-20 feet and does best when planted in full sun or semi-shade. It is native to Ghana and is prized for its ethnomedical applications. The gorgeous flowers are a combination of white and off-white colors and are incredibly fragrant, making it a popular choice to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Native to Ghana (Africa) Pleiocarpa mutica (Kanwene) is an excellent plant for temperate climates in USDA Zone 9-11. It requires moderate water, preferring to thrive with regular irrigation and moist soil. During the summer months, it is beneficial to give it additional water during dry spells. To promote blooming, it should be fertilized lightly in the spring.

If you live in a colder region and plan on bringing the pot indoors for the winter, it should be placed in a room with ample natural light and kept away from heat sources.

When creatively grown, the Pleiocarpa mutica can bring a touch of life to an garden or outdoor space. Not only does it make for an eye-catching display, but it also elevates the look of any garden with its colorful blooms and its inviting scent. If given the proper care and maintenance, your Pleiocarpa mutica will be a welcome addition to any outdoor space.

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