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MandicoreMandicore Posts: 13


I bought this on a charity stall last week and I love it but would also love to know what it is! The seller said you grow it for foliage only, and it isn't too demanding, and will grow ok with an olive tree (a small one that I have in a container) as it doesn't  need huge amounts of water. She couldn't remember the name though.

I'd like to know if I could maybe propagate from a leaf cutting - if I can grow it indoors in a small pot (windowsill sized) - and preferably what it's called. Also if there is any chance of getting it into flower ever.

Obviously I'll enjoy it anyway without knowing any of this, but still. :)

Oh, and should I snip off the yellowing leaf or will that main it forever?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,248

    Hi Mandicore. It looks like Melianthus major. I'd let the leaf drop off when its ready.

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  • MandicoreMandicore Posts: 13

    Brilliant, thank you Ladybird! It does indeed from a quick image search. And that is aka the "Honey Bush" and gets quite big, so I'll keep it in a container I think. Great - I'm off to read up on it now, well done! :)

    ps. My last question should have read "maim it forever" of cousre.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,248

    You're welcome. 30 years of teaching makes for good translation of text! image

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