Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum
Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum

Mestoklema tuberosum is a shrubby "Mesemb" (related to the ice plant) that grows in Namibia and the dry northern Cape of South Africa. Several types of the Ice Plant Family (Aizoaceae), like those in the genus Mestoklema, are shrubby, although the majority are either dwarf or prostrate spreaders. South Africa's central and southern regions are home to the genus six species. Of these, Mestoklema tuberosum is the species that is most frequently observed in cultivation.

It is typically found as a potted plant with the upper section of its beautiful swelling roots on display. It can grow to be 18 to 24 inches tall. It takes on the form of a little tree, with a twisted caudex, smooth reddish bark, and small yellow-orange flowers that bloom from spring to summer. Plant in brilliant shade or full sun. Extremely dry growing, even in a container, and tolerant to temperatures as low as the low 20s F.

When the tuberous roots form, this plant becomes a highly eye-catching container plant. Lift the plant and replant it with the exposed roots after growing with the tuberous roots in the soil to gain size. Trim any twig-like stems for the best appearance.

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Donkey Fig - Mestoklema tuberosum

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Mestoklema tuberosum is a shrubby "Mesemb" (related to the ice plant) that grows in Namibia and the dry northern Cape of South Africa. Several types of the Ice Plant Family (Aizoaceae), like those in the genus Mestoklema, are shrubby, although the majority are either dwarf or prostrate spreaders. South Africa's central and southern regions are home to the genus six species. Of these, Mestoklema tuberosum is the species that is most frequently observed in cultivation.

It is typically found as a potted plant with the upper section of its beautiful swelling roots on display. It can grow to be 18 to 24 inches tall. It takes on the form of a little tree, with a twisted caudex, smooth reddish bark, and small yellow-orange flowers that bloom from spring to summer. Plant in brilliant shade or full sun. Extremely dry growing, even in a container, and tolerant to temperatures as low as the low 20s F.

When the tuberous roots form, this plant becomes a highly eye-catching container plant. Lift the plant and replant it with the exposed roots after growing with the tuberous roots in the soil to gain size. Trim any twig-like stems for the best appearance.

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