Growing Uncarina: Tips On Caring For Uncarina Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Sometimes known as succulent sesame, Uncarina is a striking shrubby plant, large enough to be considered a small tree in its native Madagascar. Uncarina is an otherworldly-looking plant with a swollen, succulent base, thick, twisty branches and fuzzy leaves. If this smattering of Uncarina information has piqued your interest, read on to learn more about growing Uncarina and caring for Uncarina plants. Uncarina Information The color of Uncarina blooms, which vary depending on the species, ranges from various shades or orange-yellow or golden-yellow, or even purple or rose. One popular species, Uncarina grandidieri, produces bright yellow blooms that resemble petunias with contrasting dark throats. Similarly, the shape of the leaves depends on the species. Uncarina is also known as claw plant or mousetrap tree for a very good reason – the seed pods are armed with stout, hooked barbs that

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