Evergreen shrub-like plant. Can grow to heights above 16 feet. Thick stem.
Water seldom and sparingly. Very hardy. Thrives in sandy, well-drained soil and in heat and humidity.
Leaves up to 2’ long, 2-3” wide, spines at tips. Leaf points are sharp enough to break the skin.
Flowers: 8-foot spikes of nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers, sometimes tinged purple, to 2 inches long.
Lil gave us several plants in the 1980’s. Most have survived and are now blooming. Charming and unique plants growing in our forest garden.
Use: One of natures best blood purifiers. Especially good for arthritis and rheumatism.
Warning: has been known to cause skin irritation and allergic reactions upon contact.