Have had this plant in my yard for over 10 years . I just started to take care of it , it responded positively by growing nicely perfect leaves upright growth soon may have blooms. It will be grown as a specemine , then set in grownd . flagarden
On Nov 8, 2008, mavoufl from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
After growing well for the first year, this fall our long border of natal plum is dying stem by stem, plant by plant. Can't figure it out - nothing has changed in its situation or care, and we do not observe any pests.
The plants put in this spring are dying first, and the plants put in over a year ago and which grew very well are starting to fail now one branch at a time, drying out and turning brown.
On Jun 6, 2007, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
I purchased this plant last winter, partly because there wasn't much activity outdoors. And I thought I would try my hands on some "Bonsai" culture. Due to its interesting bark, and twisting, gnalwing shape. As I "train" the plant in a small pot. It's now blooming! Yes, flower resembles a slender version of Plumera's bloom. One odd thing is that these flower buds are coming out from the thorny pertruberances. Very sharp, and pointed. And I have inadvertently pruned off most of the thorns! Lesson was learned about this odd beauty. I'd recommend this for it's beautiful in the winter months. The leaves turn a crimson red, orange which add more to its beauty~ all year round.
edit to add: I did not add my zipcode to this plant growing zone, simply because I have to winter them indoor. I treat them as 'tropical' until further information is researched/confirmed.