A stunning but small ornamental and very rare in cultivation. Has exotic, colorful white and pink-red flowers that can bloom most of the year. The flowers are followed by odd, green to red fruits that have a distinctive crown. An excellent plant to add an exotic twist to the tropical garden.
A short tree growing to 6-10 feet. Has leathery, 3" leaves that if cut will release a white sap. The sap can be a skin irritant and is likely poisonous. The waxy flowers are quite showy and grow to 1-2". The species makes a good candidate for a container plant.
Likely not frost or freeze hardy.
Grows well in filtered or full sun. Grow in well drained soil and water regularly. It is salt tolerant and somewhat drought tolerant.
Rarely seen, but attractive as an ornamental specimen.