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A picture of a Muzua-Nganga


Strophanthus amboensis

Also known as

Mulembelembe, Knopstamgiftou

Full Sun
Advanced care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Muzua-Nganga

Trunk (left) and young stem (right) with lenticels (indicated with arrows).
Young stem with opposite leaves at the node and young lenticels.
Flowering at terminal ends of branches.
Close-up of the mouth of a flower showing the corolla segments and tube and also the paired tooth-like corona lobes at the base of each segment.
Fruit. A paired follicle (develop from one flower) — note the groove on lower follicle where the fruit will split open when mature.

Muzua-Nganga Overview

When the Elephant Vine is well maintained, it can grow into a reasonable-sized bushy tree with extraordinary pretty, faintly but sweet-scented flowers that can not only attract pollinators to a garden when in flower, but are also an interesting feature plant when carrying its large fruit after pollination. This is a common feature plant.

Special features of Muzua-Nganga

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant