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Culcasia mannii (Hook. f.) Engl.

Family Name: Araceae
Full Shade Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage

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Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Tropical West Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire) 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 60cm tall
Foliage Leaves leathery, to 20cm long by 12cm wide, light to mid green, venation distinct. 
Fruits Berries red, to 1cm in diameter

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Fruits
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Avoid contact  with sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Brown, Green - Light Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Leathery, Thin

Floral (Angiosperm)

Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Red

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Master ID 31525
Species ID 5922
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 16 September 2020.
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