Garcinia livingstonei grow and care – tree of the genus Garcinia also known as Imbe or African mangosteen, Garcinia livingstonei perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropic, warm subtropical or warm mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+

Flower color white the inner of the flower is yellowish the flowers grow in clusters

Garcinia livingstonei fruits

Fruit color is orange the size is 1-5 cm taste is sweet with a bit of sour

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How to grow Garcinia livingstonei growing and care:

Well drain

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Tuber / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Contain latex

Planting season:
Spring, summer, in the tropic all the year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
keep it small, dead branches

Size of the plant?
4-8 m, 12-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White-yellowish flower, the flowers grow in clusters on woody branches

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Garcinia livingstonei fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Fruit fly traps

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Garcinia livingstonei


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13