Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis
Fockea edulis capensis

Fockea capensis is a caudiciform succulent with an enlarged, water-storing, root called a caudex belonging to the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). Its foliage is thin, creeping or vining, with opposing, elliptical-oval leaves with strongly crisped margins. Its flowers are small and insignificant, with greenish, twisted, star-shaped, flattened lobes. A single specimen of this curious and rare plant was sent to Europe in the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens some time before 1800. Then it was thought to be the unique survivor of some prehistoric form, but others like it are now known in the dry parts of West Griqualand, near Prince Albert. F. capensis is one of oldest succulent in captivity of considerable interest on account of its great rarity and its apparent great longevity.

Fockea capensis is found only in the southern portion of South Africa where it grows on the Little Karoo (Western Cape).

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

Bloom Season Late Winter/Early Spring
Botanical Name Fockea capensis
Dormancy Summer
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pale Green
Hardiness Zone 10b11
Mature Size 618 in.
Native Area South Africa
Resistance 7 degrees C

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The vine was much longer than I expected!

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Fockea edulis capensis

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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.

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Fockea capensis is a caudiciform succulent with an enlarged, water-storing, root called a caudex belonging to the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). Its foliage is thin, creeping or vining, with opposing, elliptical-oval leaves with strongly crisped margins. Its flowers are small and insignificant, with greenish, twisted, star-shaped, flattened lobes. A single specimen of this curious and rare plant was sent to Europe in the Schonbrunn Palace Gardens some time before 1800. Then it was thought to be the unique survivor of some prehistoric form, but others like it are now known in the dry parts of West Griqualand, near Prince Albert. F. capensis is one of oldest succulent in captivity of considerable interest on account of its great rarity and its apparent great longevity.

Fockea capensis is found only in the southern portion of South Africa where it grows on the Little Karoo (Western Cape).

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

Bloom Season Late Winter/Early Spring
Botanical Name Fockea capensis
Dormancy Summer
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pale Green
Hardiness Zone 10b11
Mature Size 618 in.
Native Area South Africa
Resistance 7 degrees C

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Great variety and packaging

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05/15/2021
Emma

Very fresh and arrived in perfect condition.

LC
06/15/2023
Leo C.
United States United States

Great!

The vine was much longer than I expected!

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