Edithcolea grandis

Edithcolea Grandis Persian Carpet Flower

(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).

Edithcolea Grandis is a monotypic genus that includes only one species. This bush-shaped plant is commonly known as the ‘Persian Carpet Flower’. The summer-dormant plant is occasionally grown as an ornamental in desert gardens around the world and originates from South Africa. Persian Carpet can reach up to the height of 0.25 m and belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family.

Growth Rate

Edithcolea Grandis is a sturdy and slow-growing plant.


This plant blooms in November-April and produces Pale yellow flowers with reddish-brown spots.

Watering and Feeding

Persian carpet flower requires moderate watering throughout the growing season. It enjoys plenty of water and fertilizer in hot weather. 


As the roots of this succulent plant are shallow, use a succulent mix or supplement regular potting soil with extra perlite or pumice.


Edithcolea Grandis is cold-hardy and has a frost tolerance of 15° C (59° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 10b to 11b.


This plant requires Partial shade or light shade sun exposure.


It is simplest to use stem cuttings as a propagation for the Persian carpet. Allow a day for cuttings to dry before planting. Stems must be laid on gritty compost before rooting from the underside.

Edithcolea Grandis is an amazing succulent. It can be a good decor piece for your home or office.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season November-april
Common Name Persian carpet flower
Dormancy Summer
Family Asclepiadaceae
Flower Pale yellow flowers with reddish-brown spots
Frost Tolerance 15° c
Growth Rate Slow grower
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11b
Height 0.25 m
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Edithcolea Grandis
Shape Bush
Sun Exposure Partial shade/light shade
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Barbara L. Checque
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A long awaited plant

It was terrific. The plant arrived and was in great shape and packaged so perfect like all my purchases from planet desert!

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It looks great. I can’t wait nd or it to get bigger and to bloom!

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Saw one of these blooms as a kid

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Great plant in fantastic condition Packed perfectly Exactly what I expected. Cheers!

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