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Scientific Name: Clappertonia ficifolia (Willd.) Decne.
Synonym: Honckenya ficifolia
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun|
Origin: tropical Africa
Growth Habits: Shrub, 4 to 8 feet tall (1.2-2.4 m); reddish young branches and petioles ; oblong to ovate leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm), with 3 to 7 rounded serrate lobes;
Watering Needs: Abundant water
Propagation: Seeds or cuttings
Furnishes a jute-like fiber.
Short-lived white or mauve flowers, 2 inches in diameter (5 cm) with masses of yellow stamen.
Pale green hairy capsules, 2 inches long (5 cm).
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