Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana
Kedrostis africana

Kedrostis Africana is a caudex-shaped plant that is also known by the common nameBaboon's Cucumber”. It belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and is a winter-dormant plant. Baboon’s Cucumber is native to Nambia and South Africa. While the succulent can grow up to a height of 20 feet (6m), the caudex is about 20 inches (50cm) in diameter.

Growth Rate

While the succulent grows at an extremely slow rate, you can increase the speed of growth to an extent. The right amount of water, warmth, and fertilizer might do the trick.

Flowering

Kedrostis Africana produces green-yellow to whitish-cream colored flowers. The leaves are green and triangular in outline.

Watering and Feeding

Give it frequent waterings during the summer and keep it drier during the winters. Kedrostis Africana is often known for its ability to be self-fertile.

Soil

Let the plant grow in a porous and slightly acidic soil medium. However, change the soil regularly. This will strong base for the growth of the plant.

Hardiness

Since this is one of the pickiest plants out of the lot, its hardiness zone falls between 10a to 11b. The frost tolerance of Baboon's Cucumber falls between -1.1° C (30° F) to 10° C (50° F).

Light

While a sunny position is preferred by Kedrostis Africana, place them in a way that they are away from the direct blasting sun, especially during the summer season.

Propagation

All you have to do is take a sharp knife to cut a stem at the base. After letting it dry for a day, insert the stem into the soil and watch it grow.

If you do decide to buy this succulent, you will have an amazing time both growing it and watching it grow.

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

Bloom Season summer
Botanical Name Kedrostis africana
Common Name Baboons' cucumber
Dormancy Summer
Family Cucurbitaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Habit Caudex
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 6 meters
Native Area Namibia and south africa
Resistance 6c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Kedrostis africana

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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.

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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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Kedrostis Africana is a caudex-shaped plant that is also known by the common nameBaboon's Cucumber”. It belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and is a winter-dormant plant. Baboon’s Cucumber is native to Nambia and South Africa. While the succulent can grow up to a height of 20 feet (6m), the caudex is about 20 inches (50cm) in diameter.

Growth Rate

While the succulent grows at an extremely slow rate, you can increase the speed of growth to an extent. The right amount of water, warmth, and fertilizer might do the trick.

Flowering

Kedrostis Africana produces green-yellow to whitish-cream colored flowers. The leaves are green and triangular in outline.

Watering and Feeding

Give it frequent waterings during the summer and keep it drier during the winters. Kedrostis Africana is often known for its ability to be self-fertile.

Soil

Let the plant grow in a porous and slightly acidic soil medium. However, change the soil regularly. This will strong base for the growth of the plant.

Hardiness

Since this is one of the pickiest plants out of the lot, its hardiness zone falls between 10a to 11b. The frost tolerance of Baboon's Cucumber falls between -1.1° C (30° F) to 10° C (50° F).

Light

While a sunny position is preferred by Kedrostis Africana, place them in a way that they are away from the direct blasting sun, especially during the summer season.

Propagation

All you have to do is take a sharp knife to cut a stem at the base. After letting it dry for a day, insert the stem into the soil and watch it grow.

If you do decide to buy this succulent, you will have an amazing time both growing it and watching it grow.

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

Bloom Season summer
Botanical Name Kedrostis africana
Common Name Baboons' cucumber
Dormancy Summer
Family Cucurbitaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Habit Caudex
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 6 meters
Native Area Namibia and south africa
Resistance 6c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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