(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Originally from South Africa, Rhombophyllum dolabriforme – also known as Elkhorn Plant, are low semi-shrub richly branching at their tips. Tufted when young the plants slowly grow out into densely branched, low mound up to 30 cm tall at maturity.
Flowers: up to 4 cm in diameter, golden yellow often tinged with red on the back. The flowers open in the afternoon.
Blooming season: It blooms for many months, beginning in mid-spring.
Cultivation and Propagation: Rhombophyllum is a genus that require very little maintenance. In cultivation the Rhombophyllum do very well with the spring summer growing period during which they will be watered frequently and heads for winter dormancy. If you provide the Rhombophyllum with the right conditions, they will reward you with their unique shape, and a proliferation of blooms in spring and summer. Being small plants, a representative collection can be grown on a patio table or a shelf in the greenhouse. Inside they grow fine on windowsills, and will even bloom, if they get enough direct sunlight.
Pests and diseases: They are vulnerable to mealy bugs and rarely scale.
Plant Uses: Border, container, edging, filler, ground cover, pot plant, rock garden, stabilize banks. The plants also attracts bees, butterflies and other insects
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz