Psychotria capensis – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: black bird-berry (English).

Botanical name: Psychotria capensis

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The black bird-berry, Psychotria capensis, is a versatile and attractive shrub or small tree that offers food and shelter for many birds and insects. Its glossy green leaves, yellow flowers and colourful berries make it a year-round attraction in the garden. It has a hard and fine-grained wood that is used for timber, and its roots are used medicinally for gastric complaints. It grows well in sun or shade, in any soil, and can tolerate some frost. It is easy to propagate from seed and can also be grown in containers.


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