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Mickey Mouse Plant
Scientific Name: Ochna thomasiana Engl. & Gilg
Synonym: Ochna kirkii
Family: Ochnaceae
Mickey Mouse Plant (Ochna  thomasiana)
Ochna thomasiana, branch, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Africa

Growth Habits: Shrubs or small tree, 5 to 16 feet tall (1.5-5 m); alternate, oval, sessile leaves, 1 to 3 inches long (2.5-8 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water


Invasive in Hawaii

Ochna thomasiana, flower, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Ochna thomasiana, fruit, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant bright yellow flowers, 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter (4-5 cm) with 5 petals.

Fruiting Habits:
Black fruits, 0.5 inch long (12 mm), held erect on a waxy red base formed by the enlarged sepals.

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