Collections: Fruit Plants

Oncoba spinosa

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This spiny shrub or small tree with pretty white flowers is known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit.The leaves are simple, ovate-elliptic in form with a somewhat pointed tip and rounded, broad base. The leaves are dark, glossy green in colour and somewhat leathery and hairless. The margins are coarsely toothed.The bark of this plant is mottled grey and rather smooth. The young branches are conspicuously speckled with lenticels The spines are straight and up to 50 mm in length.The flowers are 3 inch across, white, honey-fragrant and solitary. The fruits have a sour, edible pulp. Beautiful white and yellow flowers look like 'fried eggs' when they drop off and fall on the ground with their yellow stamens facing upwards. Flowers attract butterflies. Blooms late spring to summer. The hard-shelled fruits are used as snuff boxes.  Fried Egg Tree is native to South Africa.

  • Type of Plant -Flowering plants, Perennial.
  • Special Features -Exotic Plant,Fragrant flower of leaves, Evergreen plant.
  • Light ConditionSemi Shade to Full Sun.
  • Plant Height -0.6 to max2 feet approx.
  • WateringScheduleDaily one time
  • Suitable For -For Hanging Baskets, Small containers.

Note: Plant comes with a germination bag (Bag size Approx. 4 to 6 inches). The image is for representation purpose only. The actual product may vary in height, shape or appearance.

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