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Kigelia pinnata (Worstenboom)

EUR 0.35

 

Beschrijving:

Kuipplant. Grote, gekreukelde, donkerrode bloemen. De vruchten lijken op gigantische worsten en worden medicinaal toegepast. Ze zijn echter niet eetbaar.

 

Hoogte: 10 m.

Bloeit: apr-mei

Type: TTr

Winterhard in: zones 10-11 (10 C)

 

Zaai-instructies: duw de zaden in hun geheel in vochtig zand. Kiemt in 10-25 dagen bij 20-25C.

 

Plant-instructies: goeddoorlatende grond in volle zon.

 

Waarschuwing: vruchten zijn giftig.

 

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Description:

The sausage tree boasts long, open sprays of large, wrinkled, maroon or dark red trumpet-shaped flowers that are velvety on the inside and that virtually overflow with nectar. The unique fruits look like giant sausages. remedies prepared from crushed, dried or fresh fruits are used to deal with ulcers and sores - the fruit has antibacterial activity. Beauty products and skin ointments are prepared from fruit extracts. Fresh fruit cannot be eaten - it is said to be a strong purgative, and causes blisters in the mouth and on the skin. Green fruits are poisonous.

 

Height: 10 m.

Flowers: apr-may

Type: TTr

Hardy in: zones 10-11 (10 C)

 

Sowing instructions: Sow the seeds in coarse sand. Press the seed into the sand until the tip is level with the sand and cover with sand or compost and keep moist. The seeds will usually germinate after 10-25 days.

 

Planting instructions: well drained soil in full sun.

 

Warning: fresh fruit cannot be eaten - it is said to be a strong purgative, and causes blisters in the mouth and on the skin. Green fruits are poisonous.

 

 

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