Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Corkscrew Flower
Strophanthus speciosus

bookmark
Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strophanthus (stroh-FAN-thus) (Info)
Species: speciosus (spee-see-OH-sus) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By RWhiz
Thumbnail #1 of Strophanthus speciosus by RWhiz

By pongsak
Thumbnail #2 of Strophanthus speciosus by pongsak

By palmbob
Thumbnail #3 of Strophanthus speciosus by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #4 of Strophanthus speciosus by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #5 of Strophanthus speciosus by palmbob

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lucas13 On May 1, 2011, lucas13 from Victoria
Australia wrote:

Strophanthus speciosus is also known as Poison Rope.
Native to southern Africa.

As the common name poison rope suggests it contains toxic compounds.
These are in the form of cardiac glycosides, similar to those found in Digitalis.

Native hunters used preparations made from the seeds as a virulent arrow poison.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Valley, California



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America