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Strophanthus preussii (Preuss Strophanthus, Poison Arrow Flower, Spider tresses)

Strophanthus preussii

Botanical Name:    Strophanthus preussii

Common Name(s):    Preuss Strophanthus, Poison Arrow Flower, Spider tresses

Family:    Apocynaceae

Genus:    Strophanthus

Species:    S. preussii

Plant Type:    Climbing shrub

Height:    10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spread:    10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Bloom Time:    Summer

Bloom Color(s):    Cream

Leaves:    elliptic to obovate or ovate, to 5 inches long。

Range:    Tropical West Africa


How to Grow

Sun:    Full Sun


Soil:    fertile, humus-rich but well drained soil

Propagation:    Softwood cuttings or seeds