Avonia papyracea namaensis
(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . (The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This species is the most common, largest and stoutest of the Avonia group. These unusual, plants have relatively large diameter stems (5-6 mm) compared with other members of the genus and develop a mass of miniature branching erect or creeping stems (Maximum size 5-10 (15) cm long). It has minute green leaves which are each protected and hidden by very closely imbricated and pure white, papery stipule, a characteristic of the Avonia genus. This bright white scales certainly reflect a large fraction of the visible solar radiation contributing to protect the plants from the blazing sun of their bare habitat. The flowers are very small whitish-green and solitary, they last less than an hour, and are so unobtrusively that it is very difficult to recognized them as flower. Plants grow very slowly and requires careful cultivation.
Watering: March-Oct regular/Dry in winter
Sun needs: Light shade to full sun.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring|
|Frost Tolerance||25 °f|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Avonia papyracea namaensis|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|