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African Plants

Fockea edulis

Excellent South African caudiciform. Easy to grow and form into a Bonsai type tree or allow the branches to vine and train as you wish. Small green flowers form in fall.

Branched Pachypodium lamerei

This plant is native to Madagascar and the common name is Madagascar Palm. It makes an excellent indoor plant in cold weather areas. The small plants are usually solitary and branch only after blooming, however, as you can see by this image, they do occasionally branch as small plants. This plant is approximately 2 feet high and wide.

Lithops wernerii

Some months ago I was fortunate to be the recipient of some seed that was collected in Africa many years ago. The image that you see above is seedlings of some of that seed. The plant is lithops wernerii. The seed was field collected in 1978. As you can see so far the seedlings are doing nicely. These were planted about 8 weeks ago. Yes we have had some failures but now we may have found how to make that 27 year old seed grow. Only time will tell. The lesson here is before you discard that ‘out of date seed’ you might want to plant some and see what you get!

Hoya compacta

Hoya compacta, commonly referred to as Hindu Rope. The leaves are large and curled, often completely intertwined and seem to form a rope. The flowers light pink or cream appear to be double stars with the center star accented with darker pink and sometimes almost red.  I can’t seem to find a place/natural habitat for this plant.

Hoya obavata

Hoya obavata is a vining or hanging basket plant. The leaves of the plant are nearly round, dark green and fleshy. The flowers are white or cream with pink to red centers. The flowers are thick and look like they are artificial and probably made of wax.

Huernia insigniflora (Cherry life saver plant)

Short stems are angled  the edges  are covered with wicked looking but soft teeth. The flower looks like someone stuck a cherry lifesaver in the middle of a mottled maroon and cream blossom. Keep fairly dry during the non- growth period. Can be grown from either stems or seeds. Likes summer heat but needs some shade in the Southern California area. Plant comes from Cape Province, South Africa.

Huernia confusa (Grape life saver plant)

Short stems are angled the edges are covered with wicked looking but soft teeth. The flower looks like someone stuck a grape lifesaver in the middle of a mottled maroon and cream blossom. Keep fairly dry during the non growth period. Can be grown from either stems or seeds. Likes summer heat but needs some shade in the Southern California area.

Stapelia gigantea

 

Flower is 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Beige in color with purplish stripes.This particular plant is listed as "quite variable". That is fortunate for us because this particular clone has very little odor.