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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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 Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea
Family: Boraginaceae
Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush
Origin: East Tropical Africa, South Tropical Africa, Madagascar, China, Japan, India, Malesia, Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Use salt water for their water requirements, deposits the excess salt onto one leaf on each bunch, turning it yellow.

To minimise water loss it has developed hair covered leaves, these hairs also give the plant a silver hue, reflecting large amounts of the sun's heat rather than absorbing it.


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 Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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Tournefortia argentea, Argusia argentea , Octopus Bush, Tree Heliotrope, Velvetleaf Soldierbush

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