1 package of 10 seeds
A lovely, evergreen tree, up to 10 m 30 ft. tall, native to forests in South Africa, from sea level to 1600 m 5200 ft.. When young, its branches are covered in smooth, grayish brown bark and as they mature, the bark becomes dark gray and scaly.
It has glossy green leaves and beautiful, bell-shaped, perfumed, creamy white flowers, tinged of purple, followed by round, green, ridged fruits, which turn brown as they ripen. Will grow well in full sun or light shade, in tropical and warm temperate gardens.
Traditionally, the wood of Rothmannia capensis has been used for making handles and kitchen utensils and the roots of the plant are known for their medicinal properties.
Germination: Soak seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water. Sow seeds 1cm in coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet. Germination takes 3-6 weeks.