Dhobi Tree Mussaenda frondosa

A delightful colour variegation for the garden. Subtle and elegant, this tropical, evergreen, perennial shrub may also be grown as a houseplant & has clusters of small orange-yellow tubular flowers in summer.

Dramatic, white leaf sepals and bright green foliage create an ornamental display.

Plant in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny, warm position, water regularly and prune after flowering in Autumn.

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3.5 litre pot $23.50 20
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  • Full sun.
  • Low wind tolerant.
  • Requires frost free site or indoors.
  • Grows to a height of 1.5 metres (approx).
  • Manages an indoor situation.
  • Perfect for screening or privacy.
  • Requires adequate moisture.
  • Manages coastal conditions well. Salt spray will cause minimal marking.
  • Enjoys a sheltered courtyard situation for mature tree size.
  • Excellent specimen for covered courtyard.
  • Happy with life in a pot
  • Prefers a warm temperature.
  • Needs warm air flow e.g dining room, bedroom
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