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Wild Pride Of India

Galpinia transvaalica

Also known as

Pride Of The Transvaal

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Wild Pride Of India

Old red leaves with new spring foliage
Geoff Nichols
Galpinia transvaalica

Wild Pride Of India Overview

The Wild Pride of India is a multi-stemmed shrub or tree. This tree is part of a small family of herbs, small trees and shrubs found in subtropical and tropical regions. The stems are often crooked and the branches lie low. The pale bark is smooth when young, but has a rough appearance and cracks into blocks when the tree is older. The tree is attractive in spring when the old leaves turn red before dropping and the coloured new leaves emerge. Its attractive flowerheads and coloured spring foliage make it a popular ornamental tree.

Common problems with Wild Pride Of India

Generally problem free.

    Wild Pride Of India Companion Plants

    Under plant with woodland grasses and dry shade plants.

    How to harvest Wild Pride Of India

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Wild Pride Of India


    Sow in trays filled with river sand, cover with a thin layer of fine sand and keep it moist. Germination takes 7-10 days.

    Special features of Wild Pride Of India

    Attracts birds

    Birds are attracted tot eh insects in the trees.

    Attracts useful insects

    The flowers also attract flies and butterflies and this in turn attracts many insect-eating birds.

    Pot plant

    The wild pride-of- India can be successfully planted in containers and makes excellent bonsai specimens.

    Hedge plant

    Can be grown as a hedge.

    Drought resistant

    Adult trees can withstand long periods of drought.

    Attracts butterflies

    Wind break

    Other uses of Wild Pride Of India

    Horticultural. Bonsai.


    This tree has good horticultural potential and is quite attractive as a hedge plant. It has a non-aggressive root system and can be planted close to walls and paved areas. The wild pride-of- India can be successfully planted in containers and makes excellent bonsai specimens.

    Other uses

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