Sclerochiton harveyanus or blue-lips, Mazabuka

Original price was: ₹999.00.Current price is: ₹799.00.


Sclerochiton harveyanus: The Blue-Lipped Beauty

Sclerochiton harveyanus, also known as Blue-Lips, Mazabuka, IsiThibothi, or Blou-Lippe, is a captivating evergreen shrub native to South Africa. Here’s a breakdown of its key characteristics:


  • Foliage: Glossy, deep green leaves with smooth margins. They are oval to elliptic in shape and typically measure around 50 x 25 mm (2 x 1 inch).
  • Flowers: The most striking feature! They are mauve-blue to purple with five fringed lobes and a lower lip with ribbed markings, resembling lips (hence the common names “Blue-Lips” and “Blou-Lippe”). Flowers appear in clusters at stem tips or leaf axils throughout the summer months (December – March).
  • Size and Habit: A multi-stemmed shrub that can reach heights of 3-4 meters (10-13 feet) at maturity. Occasionally, it can grow into a small tree. Its branches are soft-wooded, thin, and may sprawl or scramble into surrounding vegetation, adding to its charm.


  • Light: Prefers partial shade to filtered sunlight. Avoid harsh, direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: Thrives in warm to mild temperatures. Protect it from frost or freezing conditions.
  • Water: Requires moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Be mindful of overwatering.
  • Soil: Prefers fertile, well-draining soil with good organic matter content.
  • Feeding: Occasional fertilization during the growing season can be beneficial.

Additional Notes:

  • Fast-growing: Sclerochiton harveyanus is a relatively fast-growing shrub, making it suitable for those wanting to quickly add some color and texture to their garden.
  • Attracts pollinators: The vibrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, adding to the ecological value of the plant.
  • Easy to maintain: Generally considered a low-maintenance plant, but regular pruning may be needed to maintain desired shape and size.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated through stem cuttings.


Sclerochiton harveyanus, with its striking blue-lipped flowers and glossy green foliage, is a vibrant addition to any garden. Its tolerance for shade and ease of care make it a versatile plant suitable for various garden settings. Whether planted as a standalone shrub, used to create a colorful border, or even grown in a container, the Blue-Lips will undoubtedly add a touch of South African charm to your space.

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs. 149 for entire order.
  • Plants will be shipping with pots.
  • Dispatch will be done within 3 to 5 days.
  • Delivery will be done within 2 to 4 days.
  • Country of origin: India.
  • Images may varies with the plant due to climate ,shipping, etc.

How to Care :

  • Make sure your plants are getting enough water and sunlight.
  • Recommended Soil Media: 40% Garden Soil 25% cocopeat 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost 5% charcoal chips 5% perlite.
  • Fertilize your plants once a month.
  • Avoid over-watering your plants.
  • Cut off any dead or diseased Leaves.
  • Make Sure Pots Have Drainage Holes.
  • Don’t Repot Immediately after received wait for at least 2-3 Days.


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