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Corkscrew Flower, Spider Tresses
Scientific Name: Strophanthus preussii Engl. & Pax.
Family: Apocynaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Western tropical Africa

Growth Habits: Climbing shrub, up to 12 feet or more (3.6 m); glossy green elliptic leaves, up to 5 inches long (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep moist, prefers a fertile, humus-rich soil, needs good drainage

Propagation: Softwood cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant white flowers marked with yellow and purple. The flowers darkened as they age. The petals bear amazingly long maroon appendages, up to 12 inches long (30 cm)

Fruiting Habits:
Lanceolate pod, up to 10 inches long (25 cm).

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