Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii
Avonia quinaria alstonii

Avonia quinaria alstonii

(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).

Avonia alstonii is a dwarf perennial caudiciform plant with a large, turnip-shaped rootstock buried to its rim, surmounted with myriads of silvery white stems, flush with the ground. The flowers are delicately shaded with pale pink and the largest of the Avonia section. It is considered the showiest of all avonias.
Flowers: Usually white or in shades of pink, solitary, about 3 cm in diameter.
Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant, in cultivation it is relatively easy. It is a particular favorite of caudiciform plant enthusiasts.
Growth rate: Plants grow very slowly, and caudex take many years to enlarge. Clustering in cultivation, if grown correctly, it will reward the grower with generous displays of tiny flowers.
Watering Needs: Water normally in the growing season from March to October. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep almost completely dry in winter. The swollen caudex makes it very tolerant of under watering.
Hardiness: It is quite frost resistant if kept dry, hardy as low as -5° C. It can be grown outdoors in the summer months to benefit from direct exposure to light, and especially exposure to high summer temperatures. Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA 10-12.
Sun Exposure: This plant has an excellent heat tolerance and need full sun to light shade exposures. High levels of light are needed to flower and for good plant development.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Spring.
Common Name Devils tree
Dormancy Summer
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Purple
Frost Tolerance -5°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10-12
Height 2-3 c
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Avonia quinaria alstonii
Shape Medium-sized .
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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Andrew W.
United States United States


Gorgeous and arrived promptly well packaged

Denise G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

+++++ has a bud on every limb. perfect li...

+++++ has a bud on every limb. perfect little plant.

William W.
United States United States

On the small side.

It was smaller than I expected.


Planet Desert

Hi, This is a very small species and we do our best to show this in our listing with all the photos zoomed in to show the size of the pot and amount of area between the plant and the pot rims. You can email us anytime with any questions or concerns regarding your order. Thank you

Suzy K.

Always fabulous plants, thank you!!

Always fabulous plants, thank you!!

United States United States

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All plants arrived well packed, in good shape.

Avonia quinaria alstonii

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.