Rauvolfia tetraphylla, Be Still Tree

Rauvolfia tetraphylla

Be Still Tree
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Leaves are whorled, medium to dark green in color, and occur in groups of 4 unequally-sized leaves at each node. The roots yield the drug deserpidine, which is an antihypertensive and tranquilizer.

Rauvolfia tetraphylla need full sun to partial shade with a rich well-drained soil mix.

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