Gibbaeum album

Gibbaeum Album is a dwarf and compact plant that belongs to the Aizoaceae family. The succulent is native to the Karoo region of South Africa and offers a dormancy of summers. It can grow up to 6 inches in height. 

Growth Rate

The speed of growth depends on the climatic conditions of where the plant is growing. Usually, the plant only grows rapidly if it gets to experience the winter rains. Hence, it is considered a slow grower. 

Flowering

This striking plant has angular and white leaves, perfectly complimenting its flowers which are red and pink in color. 

Watering and Feeding

Gibbaeum Album can stand extended periods of drought. Water minimally in summer and more abundantly in autumn and spring. Feed it once during the growing season with a fertilizer low in nitrogen.

Soil

Like most succulents, this one is prone to root rot too and so the first thing to do is provide an excellent drainage system. Using a sandy-gritty is ideal.

Hardiness

With a hardiness zone of 9A to 11, Gibbaeum Album prefers an extremely bright and hot situation. It has a frost tolerance of -7°C and can be called slightly frost hardy.

Light

Gibbaeum Album cannot do too well without a sunny and bright situation. However, keep it away from peak sun during the summer season. Instead, keep it cool and shaded. 

Propagation

It is difficult to propagate the plant from cuttings and hence, seeding is the most common. If using cuttings, make sure you take them from the mother plant. 

The scientific name of the succulent means “beak of a shark” in English. This is a very apt name since it comes from the shape of the two leaves that form the base of this plant.

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

Bloom Season Summer and long lasting.
Botanical Name Gibbaeum album
Common Name Parrot Beak
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color White, pink to dark violet
Growth Habit Dwarf
Hardiness Zone 8 to 11
Mature Size 2 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance  10° c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Gibbaeum album

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Gibbaeum Album is a dwarf and compact plant that belongs to the Aizoaceae family. The succulent is native to the Karoo region of South Africa and offers a dormancy of summers. It can grow up to 6 inches in height. 

Growth Rate

The speed of growth depends on the climatic conditions of where the plant is growing. Usually, the plant only grows rapidly if it gets to experience the winter rains. Hence, it is considered a slow grower. 

Flowering

This striking plant has angular and white leaves, perfectly complimenting its flowers which are red and pink in color. 

Watering and Feeding

Gibbaeum Album can stand extended periods of drought. Water minimally in summer and more abundantly in autumn and spring. Feed it once during the growing season with a fertilizer low in nitrogen.

Soil

Like most succulents, this one is prone to root rot too and so the first thing to do is provide an excellent drainage system. Using a sandy-gritty is ideal.

Hardiness

With a hardiness zone of 9A to 11, Gibbaeum Album prefers an extremely bright and hot situation. It has a frost tolerance of -7°C and can be called slightly frost hardy.

Light

Gibbaeum Album cannot do too well without a sunny and bright situation. However, keep it away from peak sun during the summer season. Instead, keep it cool and shaded. 

Propagation

It is difficult to propagate the plant from cuttings and hence, seeding is the most common. If using cuttings, make sure you take them from the mother plant. 

The scientific name of the succulent means “beak of a shark” in English. This is a very apt name since it comes from the shape of the two leaves that form the base of this plant.

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

Bloom Season Summer and long lasting.
Botanical Name Gibbaeum album
Common Name Parrot Beak
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color White, pink to dark violet
Growth Habit Dwarf
Hardiness Zone 8 to 11
Mature Size 2 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance  10° c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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