Natal Mahogany

Regular price R 375.00
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Scientific name: Trichilia emetica
Synonym: Natal Mahogany, Banket Mahogany

  • Handsome full foliage tree
  • Loves humidity and moisture
  • Easy care¬†houseplant
  • Can withstand a variety of lighting conditions
  • Indigenous

Our Natal Mahogany comes in a 25cm Nursery Pot.

The Natal Mahogany is a little known but well-adapted tree for indoor living. It has handsome deep green shiny foliage and a bushy full appearance with a super forgiving nature.

These beautiful houseplants are best of all: locals and are natives to KZN where they grow in warm humid conditions, and the soil stays consistently moist, perfect for those of us who tend to overwater, however, they can withstand short bouts of dryness. The Natal Mahogany houseplant also adapts well to a variety of lighting conditions and does quite well in medium to low lighting areas, perfect for that lifeless dark corner in your home or office space.

These beauties pair well with a palm leaf basket adding to their subtle African elegance and will add a touch of tropical charm to your indoor decor.

A definite must-have indoor tree!

Please note: Natal Mahogany are considered poisonous and should be kept out of reach of hungry pets and humans.

Follow these instructions to keep your Natal Mahogany happy & healthy.

Light: Thrives in bright indirect light but adapts well to medium-low lighting conditions.
Water: Natal Mahogany plants thrive on water and do not mind over-watering. These plants prefer their soil to be consistently moist, but not soggy, consistently. Place a saucer under a Natal Mahogany plant to hold extra water.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity but will adapt to moderate humidity as long as the soil is kept moist.
Fertilize: Feed once every  2 weeks with a balanced organic free throughout Spring & Summer.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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