Tricalysia junodii, Empogona kirkii, Tricalysia. Seeds

Tricalysia junodii, Empogona kirkii

Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Africa and Madagascar
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This large, evergreen shrub is native to Africa and Madagascar and can reach up to 5-10 feet. Tricalysia can handle full sun and is tolerant of both dry or moderate water. They are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, and its white or off-white blooms and deep green foliage provide eye-catching beauty.

Tricalysia junodii is fairly easy to take care of, and it is often used as a specimen shrub in gardens and landscapes.

If you live in colder climates and want to grow Tricalysia junodii, you can do it in the pot using the container planting method. Plant them in large containers with good drainage, and use soil-based potting mix enriched with some organic fertilizer to promote a healthy growth of the shrub. During colder months, you can bring the pot indoors and put it by light-emitting windows to simulate outside. Position the plant away from radiators and other sources of dry heat. Water when the surface of the soil feels almost dry, twice or three times in a week. Do not forget to mist the foliage twice a week to raise the humidity levels around the plant.

If properly taken care of, the Tricalysia junodii will make a great addition to any garden, providing a wonderful display of fluffy white and pink blooms, and attractive foliage.

Link to this plant: