Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa
Fockea crispa

Who knew a succulent could have such an interesting name as Fockea crispa? These caudiciform plants are a real gem found in the Little Karoo region of South Africa. It's also known as Fockea capensis and belongs to the Milkweed family. The plant has a unique water-storing root called a caudex that expands over time. 

The Fockea crispa foliage consists of elliptical-oval leaves with sharply crisped margins that are slender, creeping, or vining, and can vary in extended communities. But don't forget about its tiny greenish-white flowers with twisted flattened lobes that are hardly noticeable but oh so cute! 

This hardy perennial succulent thrives best in full sun, partial shade with moderate watering needs, and is perfect for beginners because it's easy to grow and can tolerate light frost. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized succulent potting soil, so it's easy to find a succulent potting mix at Planet Desert. It's an evergreen succulent that's easy to propagate by cuttings - what more could you want from a plant? 

However, be careful around this one as it's toxic for humans and pets alike! The plant is also attractive to mealy bugs, and the aphid occasionally feeds on young stems. So if you're looking to add some new and exotic plants color to your garden or indoor collection, get yourself some Fockea crispa plants today! 

Bloom Season Late summer, early fall
Botanical Name Fockea crispa
Common Name Hottentot bread plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pale pink, white
Genus Fockea
Growth Habit Caudiciform
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9-10, 11
Mature Size 6 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting soil
Special Features Twisted stem, tubular flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Fockea crispa

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Diameter: 4"-6"

Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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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.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Who knew a succulent could have such an interesting name as Fockea crispa? These caudiciform plants are a real gem found in the Little Karoo region of South Africa. It's also known as Fockea capensis and belongs to the Milkweed family. The plant has a unique water-storing root called a caudex that expands over time. 

The Fockea crispa foliage consists of elliptical-oval leaves with sharply crisped margins that are slender, creeping, or vining, and can vary in extended communities. But don't forget about its tiny greenish-white flowers with twisted flattened lobes that are hardly noticeable but oh so cute! 

This hardy perennial succulent thrives best in full sun, partial shade with moderate watering needs, and is perfect for beginners because it's easy to grow and can tolerate light frost. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized succulent potting soil, so it's easy to find a succulent potting mix at Planet Desert. It's an evergreen succulent that's easy to propagate by cuttings - what more could you want from a plant? 

However, be careful around this one as it's toxic for humans and pets alike! The plant is also attractive to mealy bugs, and the aphid occasionally feeds on young stems. So if you're looking to add some new and exotic plants color to your garden or indoor collection, get yourself some Fockea crispa plants today! 

Bloom Season Late summer, early fall
Botanical Name Fockea crispa
Common Name Hottentot bread plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Color Pale pink, white
Genus Fockea
Growth Habit Caudiciform
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9-10, 11
Mature Size 6 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting soil
Special Features Twisted stem, tubular flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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