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Sparmannia africana African Linden

Sparmannia africana
Sparmannia africana Sparmannia africana Sparmannia africana
Stock Number: 42000
Availability: Out Of Stock
Family: Tiliaceae
Cultural Code: HP CGH what's this?
Price: $15.00

Traditional "Indoor Linden" still popular as the "Zimmerlinden" because it is a survivor. Woody stems support light green attractively haired leaves; winter clusters of white flowers with puffy yellow stamens (with purple tips) which move when touched appear in great numbers. (After which you might consider that some serious pruning is necessary because this is truely a vigorous critter). A source of hemp in native Africa where it grows in moist gulleys in the Cape Province.

Taxonomy
Family Tiliaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HP CGH

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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