Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg
Argyroderma gifberg

Also known as split rock or living stones, this one of a kind interesting looking plant belongs to the Aizoaceae family. The name Argyroderma comes from the Greek "silver skin". The member of this small genus come from the Namaqualand area of South Africa. They need a lot of sun to develop their silver color. Watering them can be tricky. They need little water in summer, and it is better to water them only if they are visibly shriveling. They should be watered only lightly the rest of the year. They can take cool temperature but should not be exposed to frost.

Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 10b-12
Frost tolerance: Hardy to 30°F (-1°C) for very short period
Heat tolerance: Keep cool and shaded in summer
Sun exposure: Light shade
Origin: South Africa (Knersvlakte, Little Namaqualand)
Watering needs: Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shriveling. Requires good drainage
Propagation: Seeds

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Blooming Season Any time
Common Name Rose pincushion cactus
Dormancy Summer
Family Pythiaceae
Flower Light pink
Frost Tolerance -1°c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9 to 10
Height 15cm
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Argyroderma gifberg
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Argyroderma gifberg

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.



To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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