Natal Plum, Carissa grandiflora
The evergreen shrub reaches 50-150cm in height. The leaf is leathery up to 7 cm long, dark green in color while in the sun it becomes intensely red. It blooms all year round, the flowers are very fragrant in the shape of a star, white up to 5 cm in diameter. After flowering, it forms plum-shaped fruits that are edible and very tasty. Ideal species for bonsai formation.
Propagation: By seeds, cuttings
Sowing: All-year-round in the purchased soil or a mixture of substrate and perlite or sand at a depth of about 0.5 cm.
Germination: Temperature 20 C, germinates in 4-12 weeks.
Location: Requires light and moderate humidity.
Care: Stored in a pot, transplanted when the root begins to emerge at the openings of the pot.
Hardiness zone: 9b / -3.8C