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Ochna, Mickey Mouse Plant

Ochna, Mickey Mouse Plant

Regular price Rs. 299.00
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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
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Step into the enchanting world of Vermi Organics' Ochna Mickey Mouse Plant, commonly known as the Mickey Mouse Plant, and discover a botanical wonder that brings a touch of whimsy to gardens and landscapes. Named for its distinctive, Mickey Mouse-shaped flowers, this evergreen shrub delights with its vibrant yellow blooms and glossy green foliage. The Ochna, a member of the Ochnaceae family, is not just a plant; it's a living tribute to the joy of gardening and the magic of nature's creativity.

About: The Ochna, or Ochna Mickey Mouse Plant, is native to southern Africa and has found its way into gardens worldwide, captivating plant enthusiasts with its unique and playful appearance. Vermi Organics proudly offers this remarkable shrub, cultivated to thrive in a variety of climates. Beyond its visual appeal, the Ochna holds cultural significance in some regions, adding a layer of tradition to its botanical charm.

Benefits: Beyond its ornamental value, the Ochna Mickey Mouse Plant offers practical benefits that contribute to its popularity. The shrub's dense foliage provides excellent coverage, making it a valuable addition for creating hedges or privacy screens. The Mickey Mouse Plant is also relatively low-maintenance, adding ease of care to its list of benefits. Additionally, the plant's adaptability to different soil types makes it suitable for a range of landscaping applications.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The Ochna, with its preference for ample sunlight and well-drained soil, is primarily an outdoor plant. It thrives in gardens, landscapes, or as a container plant on sunny patios. While the Mickey Mouse Plant may not be a typical indoor choice, its playful appearance and vibrant blooms make it a standout feature in outdoor spaces.

Care: Caring for the Ochna involves providing the right conditions to showcase its unique charm. Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, and place in a location that receives full sunlight to encourage optimal flowering. Water the plant regularly, especially during dry periods, and apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy growth. Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain shape and remove dead or leggy branches.

Common Names: The Ochna is widely recognized by its playful and imaginative common name, the Mickey Mouse Plant, owing to the distinctive shape of its flowers. This creative name adds a layer of delight to the plant's identity, reflecting the joy it brings to those who encounter it.

Specifications:

  • Scientific Name: Ochna
  • Height: Can reach up to 6 feet in optimal conditions
  • Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves
  • Flowers: Yellow, five-petaled blooms with distinctive black and red centers, resembling Mickey Mouse's face
  • Hardiness Zone: Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11

Special Features: The Ochna's special features lie in its charming flowers that mimic the iconic character of Mickey Mouse. The yellow blooms, with their bold black and red centers, create a whimsical display that appeals to both young and old. The glossy green foliage adds a touch of elegance to the overall appearance of the shrub, making it a standout in any garden.

Uses: The uses of the Ochna, or Mickey Mouse Plant, are both ornamental and practical. Outdoors, it serves as a captivating specimen plant, adding a playful touch to gardens and landscapes. The shrub's dense growth makes it an excellent choice for hedges, borders, or privacy screens. The distinctive flowers become a focal point in various garden designs, creating a sense of joy and creativity in outdoor spaces.

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