Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus

Gerrardanthus macrorhizus

(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
Common Name Bigfoot
Dormancy Winter
Flower Orange/red
Frost Tolerance  8°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11
Height 15 m
Origin South africa
Scientific Name Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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01/06/2022
Caryn T.
United States United States

Love my new plant!!!

My order came very quickly and in great shape. The plants were well packaged and very healthy. My Gerrardanthus is already growing new leaves. This is my new favorite nursery!

JB
10/23/2021
Jan B.
United States United States

Exceeds expectations!

I ordered this BigFoot to replace one I had had for many years. The packing was incredible; it arrived in excellent condition and perked up quickly. The plant size was generous. I will definitely buy from this dealer in the future. Sorry I cannot include a picture; my phone is giving me problems.

JB
10/23/2021
Jan B.

Exceeds expectations!

I ordered this BigFoot to replace one I had had for many years. The packing was incredible; it arrived in excellent condition and perked up quickly. The plant size was generous. I will definitely buy from this dealer in the future.

PT
10/06/2021
Peter T.
United States United States

Second Specimen

This is the second of this variety that I am starting... The first is over 10 years old and what an awesome and unusual plant with cool little blooms!

SD
03/17/2021
Susan D.
United States United States

Love it

It is such a wonder full plant. Got it planted it and its growing

Gerrardanthus macrorhizus

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.