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Gympie, Gimpi Gimpi, Moonlighter, Stinger

Dendrocnide moroides

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Dendrocnide (den-dro-NY-dee) (Info)
Species: moroides (mor-OH-id-eez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 5, 2009, giftgas from Everson, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is supposed to have the most painful sting of any species on earth...not just plants, but of ANY species on earth...more than box jellyfish, rock fish, velvet ant...you get the idea.

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