Around this time of year, a heavenly scent permeates the night air of the Berea. It comes from a tropical-looking plant, with thick, green leaves. The flowers are closed during the day and open at dusk.
I have always thought it was indigenous but I’m unsure of its name or origins. It is a very popular plant in gardens throughout Durban, partly because it is very easy to grow – just chop off a piece and plant.
Anyone have more information on it?