Acokanthera genus (Kaffia plum). This is a genus of five evergreen shrubs and trees which come from Africa. The white flowers are borne in tubular clusters. It produces medium-sized dark purple fruits which are usually poisonous.
Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
Tropical to subtropical regions
Ornamental. The milky sap is deadly poisonous and is used as an arrow-tip poison by elephant poachers. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Grow under glass in loam-based potting compost. These plants are frost tender and need a minimum of 10C. They will require full light and a well drained soil.
Sow seeds in spring or autumn at about 22C. In summer you can grow semi-ripe cuttings rooted with bottom heat.
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