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botanical name:
Sparmannia africana
Sparmannia africana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  African Hemp, House Lime, African Linden
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 7°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
Large tropical evergreen shrub. Large irregularly toothed and lobed leaves. The stems and leaves are slightly hairy. Clusters of attractive, 5-petalled, white flowers with prominent yellow and red stamens, which curiously spread out when touched.

Moist, well drained, fertile soil in a sunny position. Tolerates shade. Best at temperatures of at least 15°C during the growing period, but a bit cooler during winter.
Reduce watering in winter.
When growing in a container as a houseplant or under glass, the size will be restricted and can be further controlled by pruning. Container grown plants can also be moved outside in summer.

From cuttings, which strike quite easily. Also from seed.

Conservatory or house plant, easy to grow.

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