Carissa grandiflora (20 – 30cm Height in 10cm Pot)
The gorgeous glossy foliage and richly fragrant, starry white flowers will make this a garden favorite. Species types of Natal Plum have thorny branches and make great barrier hedges. The small fruits taste like cranberries and are used in jams and jellies.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Grow Natal plum in a location that receives full sun for the best results.
Soil: Natal plums plants prefer a slightly acid or neutral pH, but will tolerate slightly alkaline soil.
Water: Water monthly to weekly depending on the variety,
Fertilizer: Use a fertilizer that has equal parts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. This will help maintain the shrub’s general health and promote fruiting.
Temperature: The Natal plum thrives in temperatures that range above 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and between 50 and 65 degrees at night
Pruning: Pruning may be needed to remove dead branches, encourage bushier growth, promote more flowers, or maintain a specific size or shape.