Rauvolfia tetraphylla (Be Still Tree) Seed Packet
[10 Seeds]

Price: AU$4.50 In Stock: 15 Available

An endangered evergreen woody shrub, growing to 1 to 1.2 m high. Produces greenish white to creamy white flowers. It is native to Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and northern South America.

This plant is very adaptable, it will grow in full sun to partial shade, preferring a rich, well-drained soil. The plant is known to flourish equally well in much-exposed, sunny, sandy soils near the seashore and also in wet and marshy, shady grasslands at elevations of about 2,000m

The plant can commence flowering in its first year from seed, flowering and fruiting almost all year round.

Used in pharmaceuticals, the roots of this plant are used to treat a large range of ailments. It's fruits are called devil-peppers and hold an important position in the Indian traditional system of medicine. Also makes an attractive ornamental.

Common name: Wild Snake Root; Devil Pepper; American Serpentwood; Devil Root; Milkbush.
Rauvolfia tetraphylla (Be Still Tree) Seed Packet
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