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Melianthus Major Shrub 5 Seeds, Exotic Plants Giant Honey Garden Bush

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Melianthus Major
Also known as: Giant Honey Bush

The lush growth, coupled with its large, exotic feather-like leaves, has made this South African shrub as fashionable as cannas, bananas and tree ferns for those looking to bring a touch of the jungle to their back gardens. This fast-growing evergreen open shrub can grow up to 12 feet tall or more and spread rapidly by sucker roots.
The one foot long bluish-green leaves have 10-15 serrated leaflets and when bruised have a strong salty peanut butter-like smell. Spikes of dark maroon-colored flowers that have a slight honey fragrance are displayed on stalks above the foliage from May to August followed by papery seed pods.

In the wild, the flowers are pollinated by birds attracted by the nectar in each of the little flowers. So much nectar is produced that it overflows on to the stems and splashes the foliage.

Although toxic when taken internally, it is used medicinally by the local people. They mostly use the leaves to make poultices and decoctions that are applied directly to wounds, bruises, backache and rheumatic joints.

It prefers a warm, sunny position with good drainage. Although quite tough and adaptable, it will flourish in deep, rich soil, especially if given plenty of water. Shelter from cold and wind, and protect from excessive winter moisture. Where not hardy, grow in a cold greenhouse and plant or stand outside in the summer. It will resprout annually from the base where temperatures do not fall below 23°F, and treat it as a perennial in warmer regions. Grows very easily and fairly fast from seeds or cuttings, and will make a show within a few months.

This offer is for 5 seeds.
Melianthus Major
Also known as: Giant Honey Bush

The lush growth, coupled with its large, exotic feather-like leaves, has made this South African shrub as fashionable as cannas, bananas and tree ferns for those looking to bring a touch of the jungle to their back gardens. This fast-growing evergreen open shrub can grow up to 12 feet tall or more and spread rapidly by sucker roots.
The one foot long bluish-green leaves have 10-15 serrated leaflets and when bruised have a strong salty peanut butter-like smell. Spikes of dark maroon-colored flowers that have a slight honey fragrance are displayed on stalks above the foliage from May to August followed by papery seed pods.

In the wild, the flowers are pollinated by birds attracted by the nectar in each of the little flowers. So much nectar is produced that it overflows on to the stems and splashes the foliage.

Although toxic when taken internally, it is used medicinally by the local people. They mostly use the leaves to make poultices and decoctions that are applied directly to wounds, bruises, backache and rheumatic joints.

It prefers a warm, sunny position with good drainage. Although quite tough and adaptable, it will flourish in deep, rich soil, especially if given plenty of water. Shelter from cold and wind, and protect from excessive winter moisture. Where not hardy, grow in a cold greenhouse and plant or stand outside in the summer. It will resprout annually from the base where temperatures do not fall below 23°F, and treat it as a perennial in warmer regions. Grows very easily and fairly fast from seeds or cuttings, and will make a show within a few months.

This offer is for 5 seeds.

Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
(165)
Reviewed by Paul

Reviewed by Bryan white
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 11, 2018
Seeds arrived in a timely manner. Fingers crossed that I can get them to germinate.
Brugmansia Suaveolens White 10 Seeds, Brazil's Angel Trumpet Shrub, Sm Tree

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It is important that buyer understand that seeds are live products and seed germination can be adversely affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity, dormancy, fungus, bugs and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of The Plant Attraction's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Accordingly, The Plant Attraction does not guarantee seeds to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.

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Some plants and seeds are poisonous so please keep away from children and pets.

Any data given is for information purposes only, and not guaranteed to be accurate. No responsibility will be accepted for adverse effects from self-medication of herbal remedies and the like. Pregnant women and children should avoid herbal remedies unless prescribed by a doctor or herbalist.

Melianthus Major Shrub 5 Seeds, Exotic Plants Giant Honey Garden Bush

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  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Gardening
  • Seed type: Flower
  • Material: Basic instructions included
  • Feedback: 165 reviews
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