(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
The Bigfoot, Gerrardanthus macrorrhizus, is a perennial climber, expanded at the base into a succulent pumpkin-like caudex, usually about 30-40 cm in diameter. The smooth, alternate leaves are ivy-shaped, shiny and prominently veined. The Bigfoot has small, dark brownish-yellow orchid-like flowers. There are male and female plants.
The name macrorrhizus comes from the Greek for 'big root', it is sometimes seen as 'macrorhiza'.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid summer|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Gerrardanthus macrorhizus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|