Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum – The Plant Farm
Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum
Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum
Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum
Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum

Carissa Marcocarpa Natal Plum

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Dwarf natal plum is an evergreen ground cover that is known for its attractive foliage, flowers, and fruits. This dense, spreading plant will reach a height of only 12 to 18 inches. The natal plum has small, leathery, ovoid leaves that are dark green in color accompanied by sharp, bifurcate (forked) spines about 1 ½ inches long. White, star-shaped flowers that are 2 inches wide appear throughout the plant in the spring. The fragrant flowers are solitary and have overlapping petals. Bright red fruits are about 2 inches long and ripen throughout the year. They are plum-shaped berries occasionally used for jellies and preserves. Twigs bleed a milky sap when they are injured.

Recommendations for growing success:

Light: Bright indirect sunlight

Water: Keep moist, not wet, never let the plant dry out

USDA hardiness zones: 9B through 11

Repotting:  Repot when needed

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