(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.)
Dorstenia zanzibarica is a native of Zanzibar Island, Kenya, and Tanzania. The perennial succulent belongs to the Moraceae family and is relatively fast-growing. This rhizomatous Dorstenia plant is commonly known as Dorstenia holtziana or Dorstenia volkensii. The stem is erect, leafy with a globose or tuberous shape; it is branched with an oblong or elliptical shape with tiny green or yellow triangular flowers growing on lateral inflorescences. The Dorstenia zanzibarica grows up to a height of 50 to 75 cm with a medium sun. This plant starts to bloom at any time, a few months after germination. It prefers a frost-free climate for proper growth.
Dorstenia holtziana is a fast-growing succulent.
The plant bears triangle-shaped tiny flowers colored green or yellow on inflorescences at any time of the year.
Watering and Feeding
It prefers medium watering during the growing season. However, between waterings, the soil should be slightly dry. The plant should be kept dry during winters, especially after the leaves die, or else the plant will rot. Fertilizers can be used once during the growing season.
Dorstenia zanzibarica should be planted in porous & acidic potting soil. You can add perlite, pumice, or vulcanite to the soil.
The plant is hardy in zone 12. The safe temperature is 59°F (15°C) and above. Besides, this succulent is not frost-hardy.
Dorstenia plant thrives well in medium sun exposure but make sure it is placed in bright light. The stem prefers shade, and the leaves love the sun.
Seed propagation is effective, but you can also use cuttings to propagate this plant.
Dorstenia plants for sale are now available at the Planet Desert. Top-quality, best prices, and one attractive addition to your green collection!