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An attractive plant with lush glossy dark green foliage and an open habit can be grown as a potted plant indoors or in landscaping in similar way as a ficus.
Although it is primarily popular as a house plant it will rarely flower indoors. Outdoors it can grow to around 9 meters tal and produce highly fragrant large white or yellow night-blooming trumpet-shaped flowers.
Prefers a rich free draining soil with adequate access to water in a sunny or partly shaded position.
Native to the subtropical mountain regions of southern China and Taiwan where it can grow up to 30m in high with a trunk of 1 metre in diameter.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 24-27°C
* Humidity can be maintained by covering the container with a plastic bag
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.