(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)
A native of Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Zaire, the perennial climbing plant Corallocarpus welwitschii belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. With a fast growth rate, this monoecious plant either grows as a ground cover or takes the support of another plant to grow like a vine. The succulent grows up to 2 meters tall with its greyish green foliage spreading out. It bears pale-yellow flowers during summers, the blooming season. The common name of this interesting plant is Red-fruited climber. With medium sun exposure, the frost-hardy succulent is also grown in some areas for its edible roots.
The Red-fruited climber is a fast-growing houseplant.
The blooming season is summer. The plant bears pale-yellow colored flowers.
Watering and Feeding
During the blooming season, these plants need to be watered bi-weekly but moderately. You need to ensure that the soil is moist constantly but never wet.
Corallocarpus welwitschii grows well in cactus soil or potting mix containing two-thirds perlite or sand. Coir can also be mixed to improve drainage.
This plant grows well in hardiness zones of 8. It is frost-hardy and can tolerate a temperature range of 0° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C).
It thrives well in medium sun exposure.
The red-fruited climber is propagated from seeds or cuttings that can be sown any time of the year.
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