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Pyrenacantha malvifolia, Monkey Chair

Pyrenacantha malvifolia

Monkey Chair
Family: Icacinaceae
Origin: Eastern Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate water

Native to Eastern Africa, Pyrenacantha malvifolia is a peculiar evergreen creeper, also known as the Monkey Chair plant. It has established itself as a popular houseplant thanks to its striking caudex and lovely blooms. Its canopy is full of clusters of yellowish-white, sweetly fragranced flowers from which then develop little fruits.

The vine grows best in full sun or semi-shade conditions. As a general rule, it is best to keep the soil moist and not overly watered. Growers in cold regions must take extra care with Pyrenacantha malvifolia. The pot should be brought to a sheltered area during winter months.

Overall, it is a great choice for those looking for an exotic beauty to add to their home garden. With proper care and maintenance, this plant will reward you with its vibrant foliage and captivating blooms.



Pyrenacantha malvifolia, Monkey Chair


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