Ochna thomasiana – Mickey mouse plant (email for availability)

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.

Please email us with your zip code if interested. Does not come with flowers. Cold sensitive. Some imperfections are possible.


The Ochna is the symbol of luck for the Vietnamese New Year. It is also known as the Bird’s Eye Bush.
The Ochna thomasiana 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.”
O. thomasiana blooms sporadically throughout the year while the O. serrulata blooms just once a 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.

All pictures are for reference purposes only.

FAMILY : Ochnaceae
ORIGIN : South East Africa
MATURE SIZE : 6′ – 8′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
: average
low 30’s for short periods of time
yellow, intermittent

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery