Name: Carissa Macrocarpa Family: Apocynaceae Country of origin: Africa Pot diameter: 20 cm Height: 30 cm Flowering period: Summer History and curiosity: The Carissa is also called Natal Plum and African jasmine
Carissa, from hedges to balconies, this African plant will captivate you with its white flowers!
The Carissa Macrocarpa is an evergreen plant native to Africa, is appreciated for its rounded leaves and vaguely fleshy, its almost prostrate bearing, its white spring flowers that recall the jasmine but clearly larger inflorescences and its round and red fruits . In Africa it is used as a hedge to protect houses and properties thanks to its remarkable thorns that serve as protection. The Carissa Macrocarpa, even if native to the tropical areas of Africa, can withstand well even in colder areas and in a mild climate, in winter you can keep it at home or in a sheltered area of the garden, as long as the temperature does not fall below zero. The flowering of the Carissa with its flowers, very white and star-shaped, lasts from spring to autumn, while the purple-red fruits ripen during the spring period. Carissa resists drought. it is advisable to irrigate it only when the earth inside the pot is completely dry to the touch.
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