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Botanical name

Acokanthera oppositifolia

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Common name(s)

Bushman Poison


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Interesting info

This plant attracts birds, bees and butterflies. It does well planted in shade or full sun. It is used as a landscape feature plant and does well planted in containers. It is ideal for coastal gardens and is wind resistant.

Possible problems

A. oppositifilia is highly poisinous. Keep this in mind when planning a garden with small children.

Other languages

Boesmansgif (A)
Mothokonyepe (Nso)
Intlungunyembe (Xho)

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