This is the
flowers of my own.
Belonging to the
Apocynaceae family, given this name by Johann Jakob Roemer and
Joseph August Schultes in 1819, found all over in Africa, preferring
a well drained soil, a fair amount of water and lots of sun. The trunk
will get up to one meter in diameter, and the plant will grow op to five meters. It can be reproduced both by cutting and seeds.
The sap is poison, and it may drop its leaves in winter/dry. It can't stand frost! The flowers
are trumpet shaped and can vary from red over pink to
Several sub species:
boehmianum, multiflorum, obesum, oleifolium (=subterranean
somalense and swazicum.
Cuttings must dry for a week, before getting planted.