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

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Blooming Season Spring.
Common Name Devils tree
Dormancy Summer
Flower Purple
Frost Tolerance -5°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 44481
Height 2-3 c
Origin South africa
Scientific Name Avonia alstonii
Shape Medium-sized .
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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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

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 favourite 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.


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Johnathan S.
United States United States

It is exactly the size pictured and mine came in great condition and had healthy roots and caudex. Very happy, also very fast shipping.

Angela H.
United States United States
Unique treasure

Never seen one before. I love it. Tiny little guy!

Luis F.
United States United States
My new Avonias

My new Avonias arrived in perfect conditions.

Planet Desert Avonia quinaria alstonii Review
Brian T.
United States United States
Avonia and Planet Desert Love

I bought quite an array of plants from Planet Desert very recently, including Avonia quinaria. I buy plants online (and in person) all year long in my profession. I must say that I am VERY HIGHLY IMPRESSED with the quality of the plants that I received - and they package them so nicely! I can’t believe that in all my years doing what I do that I only discovered this nursery a few weeks ago. I will definitely recommend them (already have) and return for more (already have)!

Angie H.
United States United States
I’m in love

Healthy plants as always!