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Sparrmannia africana

Sparrmannia africana


Sparrmannia africana, the African hemp, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to open woodland in South Africa and Madagascar.

Growing to 3–6 m (10–20 ft) tall by 2–4 m (7–13 ft) broad, S. africana is an evergreen shrub or small tree with large pale green leaves 21 cm (8 in) long and clusters of white flowers with red and yellow stamens.

With a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), Sparrmannia africana is grown as a houseplant. It has gained the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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