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Buy Rare and Exotic Gustavia Superba, Membrillo, and Stinkwood Plants

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Gustavia superba,Membrillo, Stinkwood
Shrubs, Trees
Acanthaceae or Crossandra or Thunbergia family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Purple, White
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Spread or Width:
50 cms to 100 cms
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Good for making bonsai
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Attracts bees
  • Suitable for road median planting
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Old variety plants may be difficult to get

Plant Description:

Stinkwood (Ocotea bullata) is a large evergreen tree that grows in South Africa. It is a member of the laurel family and is known for its distinctive, strong smell. The tree can reach heights of up to 50 feet and has a dense, rounded crown. The leaves are dark green and glossy, and the bark is smooth and gray. The tree produces small, white flowers and small, black berries. Stinkwood is commonly used in traditional medicine and is also prized for its hard, durable wood, which is often used in furniture and cabinetry.

Growing tips:

Here are some general tips for caring for a stinkwood plant:

  1. Choose a location in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight. Stinkwood plants prefer full sun, but they can also tolerate partial shade.

  2. Make sure the soil is well-draining. Stinkwood plants do not tolerate wet or soggy soil, so it's important to choose a location with good drainage.

  3. Water your stinkwood plant regularly, but be careful not to over-water it. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

  4. Fertilize your stinkwood plant with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer once or twice a year.

  5. Prune your stinkwood plant regularly to remove any dead or damaged branches. This will help to promote healthy growth and encourage the plant to produce new foliage.

  6. Protect your stinkwood plant from pests and diseases. Stinkwood plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases, but they can still be affected. Keep an eye out for signs of problems, such as yellowing leaves or unusual growth patterns, and take steps to address them as needed.


Stinkwood (Ocotea bullata) has a number of potential benefits, both medicinal and practical. Here are a few:

  1. Medicinal uses: Stinkwood has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes. The leaves and bark of the tree are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, and the tree has been used to treat a range of ailments, including arthritis, skin problems, and digestive issues.

  2. Hardwood: Stinkwood is prized for its hard, durable wood, which is often used in furniture and cabinetry. The wood is resistant to rot and is highly valued for its strength and durability.

  3. Landscaping: Stinkwood is a popular landscaping plant in South Africa, where it is often used as an ornamental tree. The tree has a dense, rounded crown and produces small, white flowers and small, black berries, making it an attractive addition to any garden.

  4. Aromatherapy: The strong, distinctive smell of stinkwood is believed to have a number of potential benefits when used in aromatherapy. The aroma of the tree is said to help reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it a popular choice for use in essential oils and other aromatherapy products.