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Family: NYCTAGINACEAE 

 Mirabilis jalapa
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Nyctaginaceae
Habitat:  Tropical America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  White, Yellow, Pink or Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Belle De Nuit Blanche, Belle De Nuit Rose, Belle De Nuit, Buenas Tardes, Dondiego De Noche, Four-O'Clock, Gecesefase, Geje Safa, Gulabbas, Heft Reng, Jalap, Lala A'Bbas, Maravilla, Noche Buena, Tzu Mo Li, Bunga pukul empat, Kederat, Kembang pagi sore, Kembang pukul, Nodja, Segerat, Ubat jerawat, Marvel-of-Peru.
Synonyms:  Nyctago jalapa DC 1805
Got it from:  Hong Kong
Year:  2002

I wasn't sure, if it was a dump or a shop, but she sold me the caudex.

  

This member of the Nyctaginaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It's from the tropical parts of America, but has been spread around the world. The flowers goes from white over yellow and pink to red. A well-drained garden-soil, some water and sun. Can't stand frost. The caudex and the seeds are poisonous, and will give diarrhoea. I found mine in a Hong Kong market in 2002.

The red flowers. Photo by Maarten van Thiel.

  

The seeds.                                                           Yellow bush.

  

Red bush.                                                           White bush.