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Hypocalyptus (Bubblegum Shrub), Podalyria (Satin Shrub) & Sutherlandia

Bubblegum Bush, Balloon Peas, Satin Shrubs or Cancer Shrubs are tropical and subtropical woody shrubs or small trees from Africa with ornamental feathered leaves and showy bright colored flowers in terminal clusters. Sutherlandia frutescens (syn. Lessertia frustescens) is said to have anticancer properties. Hypocalyptus is a monotypic genus containing one species only, Hypocalyptus sophoroides. Most Podalyria species have showy rose to pink flowers. All are easily cultivated in large pots in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C.
Prior to sowing scarify seed (e.g. carefully scratch the seed coat with fine sandpaper) and soak them in luke warm water for some 48h. Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C throughout the year. Keep pots always in a sunny spot. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C.
7 seeds per package.
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Hypocalyptus sophoroides (Bubblegum Bush)

Hypocalyptus sophoroides (Bubblegum Bush)

120 (200)cm, Bubblegum Bush or locally called Rooikeur is an evergreen small woody shrub from South Africa with three-feathered bluish-green leaves and utmost showy terminal spikes of rich pink, sweetly scented flowers with a contrasting yellow eye. Easily grown in pots in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9177 € 4,99
Podalyria calyptrata

Podalyria calyptrata

180 (250)cm, an evergreen medium tall woody shrub from South Africa with greyish-green leaves and showy pale pink flowers. Easily grown in pots in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9204 € 4,99
Podalyria rotundifolia

Podalyria rotundifolia

80 (100)cm, an evergreen small woody shrub from South Africa with finely pubescent, greyish small leaves and ornamenal pale pink to white flowers. Easily grown in pots in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9203 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Podalyria sericea

Podalyria sericea

50 (80)cm, an evergreen small woody shrub from South Africa with silvery-grey leaves and ornamenal pale pink flowers. Easily grown in pots in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9202 € 4,99
Sutherlandia frutescens (Red Balloon Pea)

Sutherlandia frutescens (Red Balloon Pea)

100cm, Red Balloon Pea (syn. Lessertia frutescens) is an evergreen to deciduous small woody shrub from South Africa with elegantly feathered, bluish-green leaves and terminal spikes of showy bright orange-red flowers. Easily grown in pots in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8309 € 4,99
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