name: "Natal Mahogany"
Latin name: Trichelia dregeana
to: South East Africa
Growth habit: An upright woody bush or tree. This
plant can grow as tall as it's environment allows. It's width can
reach 6 or more depending on height.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical.
Pests: We have not seen any pests
effect this plant, but watch for aphids on the new growth.
14" Natal Mahogany
information: This recently introduced plant thrives
indoors in either high light or low light. If you like to over
water... this plant is for you.
Even though the growers say this plant will do well in low
light... we feel that for optimum growth the plant should be
placed in bright indirect natural light. This plant can consume
lots of water. Our best advice is to check for water daily
until you become familiar with the plants watering needs. Water
very thoroughly allowing water to run into the drip tray. A small
amount of water left in the drip tray will be re-consumed by the
plant. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Stem
cuttings are difficult to propagate.
"Natal Mahogany" is available in 10" and larger
containers at your local garden center.