Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

(This plant comes in a 3.5 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).

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa is a very unusual perennial, deciduous, plant to 1 m hight than develops with age a nice thick conical rootstock looking like a volcano with lava running down it, or a mountain shaped candle with melting wax coming down. The species epithet "ecirrhosa" means "without tendrils". It produces yellow flowers and very showy orange-red fruit. The Cephalopentandra is a popular caudiciform that becomes dormant in intense heat and cold.
Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa grows relatively easily and doesn't produce as many stems and leaves as other cucurbits, making its management easier.
Frost tolerance: keep warm in winter, the minimum safe average temperature is 15°C, although it can go lower for short periods. It can be grown outdoors in frost-free climates, need anyway to kept above 10°C and dry in winter.
Exposition: It likes a sunny position but avoid direct blasting sun in summer. Keep the caudex in the shade.
Watering: It should be watered regularly when it begins to produce leaves in spring/summer and kept drier in Winter. Make sure after watering, that the soil is actually wet. Many potting soil mixes will have only the surface wet, with water running down the outside of the root ball, and most of the soil dry. Run your finger into the soil 15 minutes after watering to check. Too high or too low temperature will induce dormancy.

 

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 Cephalopentandra
Dormancy Winter
Family Cucurbitaceae
Flower Pale yellow
Frost Tolerance 15°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10b-11
Height 6-24 in
Origin Kenya
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa
Shape -
Sun Exposure Light shade

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PB
09/13/2022
Paula B.
United States

GREAT SELLERS!!

VERY NICE LITTLE PLANT, IT'S VINING UP A STORM AND DOING WELL, TKU!!

J
07/29/2021
Jenny
United States United States

Plant received is much smaller than shown in the pictures

I want so badly to give Planet Desert the highest reviews as a first time customer, but I can't for this plant that I received. The plant I received was much smaller than shown in the pictures. For $27 it is disappointing. There's another nursery that is currently selling specimens that are larger than the one I received for $15. However the plant is doing well and has grown more leaves in the few weeks since I've had it.

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J
07/29/2021
Jenny

Plant received is much smaller than shown in the pictures

The plant I received was much smaller than shown in the pictures. For $27 it is disappointing. There's another nursery that is currently selling specimens that are larger than the one I received for $15. However the plant is doing well, it has grown more leaves in the few weeks since I've had it.

12/14/2021

Planet Desert

Glad to hear your plant is thriving, we do have a customer satisfaction guarantee so please in the future contact us via email right away and we can address the concern and find the solution. Thank you

CP
07/10/2021
Chunghsien P.

careful packaging and quick shipping

careful packaging and quick shipping

TW
02/28/2021
Teresa W.

Healthy looking plant � well packed

Healthy looking plant � well packed

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

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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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