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Common name:
Malpighia Wax, Fukien Tea
Regional name:
Marathi - Sahda Malphigia
Shrubs, Groundcovers
Malpighiaceae or Malphegia family
Sun growing, Semi shade, Shade growing
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year, Flowers are inconspicuous
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Irregular, Spreading, Upright or Erect
Estimated Life Span:
Very long lived
Special Character:
  • Auspicious or Feng Shui plant
  • Good for making bonsai
  • Good for Cut foliage
  • Good for Topiary
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
  • Good on seaside
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over thousands

Plant Description:

- A close relative of the Malphigia. Many people still call it by that name in India.
- The leaves are small, irregular and with a waxy shine on the top surface.
- Plants are profusely branched. They branch even more when pruned.
- Has a long life so plants stay as they are for many years.
- Very extensively used for topiary and Bonsai.

Growing tips:

- Growing this plant is as easy as it gets.
- Plant densely - at 20 to 25 cms for quick and even coverage if it is to be used as a ground cover.
- Does not have pest and disease problem.
- Regular pruning is required to keep in shape.
- Since the plant is long lived prepare the planting medium well