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A picture of a Moema


Croton sylvaticus

Also known as

Moema-Tswetsi, Mula-Thoho, Muima-Vanda

Full Shade
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Moema

C. sylvaticus glands
C. sylvaticus flowers
C. sylvaticus fruit
C. sylvaticus bark. Photo G. Nichols
C. sylvaticus immature plant

Moema Overview

Croton sylvaticus is a beautiful, spreading, leafy tree, up to 21 m, high sometimes less, usually with a tall, straight trunk up to 1 m in diameter. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Moema

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Moema