Ochna serrulata – Mickey Mouse Plant (4″ pot)


This unusual tropical plant is the symbol of luck for the Vietnamese New Year. With correct timing and placement, the red sepals and black seeds can resemble the Disney character Mickey Mouse. Quite a unique plant for a collector.

Ships in 4″ pot. Young/small starter plant. Does not come with flowers.

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The Ochna is the symbol of luck for the Vietnamese New Year. It is also known as the Bird’s Eye Bush.
O. Serrulata is a heavier bloomer in the spring, while O. Thomasiana blooms sporadically throughout the year.
O. Serrulata has narrow serrated leaves while O. Thomasiana has much wider leaves. It appears that O. serrulata is more cold resistant than O. thomasiana.
The flowers are yellow. After it flowers, it produces bright red sepals and some seeds. The seeds start with a green color and turn black. Sometimes when the seeds fall, it resembles the Disney character “Mickey Mouse.”

FAMILY : Ochnaceae
ORIGIN : South East Africa
MATURE SIZE : 6′ – 8′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
: average
high 20’s for short periods of time
yellow, intermittent

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 10 × 10 in
Gardino Nursery