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Steganotaenia araliacea, Carrot Tree

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Steganotaenia araliacea

Carrot Tree
Family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Origin: South Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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.DeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a very interesting plant that belongs to the Carrot family. hen crushed the leaves smell of carrots. The leaves are borne on the ends of the branches and are pinnately compound. Each leaflet is heavily toothed. The small, green to greenish-white flowers are borne in umbels when the trees are leafless. Can be grown as a bonsai and forms a swollen trunk base. It is exceptionally drought-resistant but tolerates high rainfall provided that drainage is good. In Africa it grows in rocky places such as outcrops and hillsides. The bark is yellowish gray-green in color, often peeling off in papery strips. This species is a good specimen plant for hot, dry gardens and will do well on steep, north-facing slopes.





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Steganotaenia araliacea - seeds

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