Madagascar bottle tree
- Jatropha mahafalensis : Madagascar bottle tree
- Family : Euphorbiacees
- Origin : Madagascar
- Height in its natural environment : 6 m
- Hardiness : 4°C
- Flower colour : yellow
Height : about 10 / 20 cm
Description of the plant
Ah, this family of Jatrophas, our dear bottle plants, we love them! Here is the only endemic to Madagascar, the mahafalensis.
Its leaves are absolutely remarkable, tri-lobed and amazingly shiny. But its small creamy yellow flowers with red stripes are nothing to envy! Its fruits are extracted from oil that is used both for cooking food and for making soap or candles.
So, between the three Jatrophas that we offer you (multifida, podagrica, mahafalensis), the hardest part will be to choose ...
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