Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia
Othonna triplinervia

Native to South Africa, Othonna triplinervia is a thick, evergreen, fleshy-stemmed (pachycaul) shrublets with short branches and leaves crowded at the tips. It grows in crevices and on ledges of sheer, east-facing aspects on mineral-poor quartzitic sandstone soil. Rainfall occurs during both winter (cold fronts) and summer (mainly thunder showers) and amounts to about 500–600 mm per annum. The average daily maximum temperature is about 26°C and the average daily minimum temperature is about 11°C. Winters are cooler but frost is rare or absent.

Common Names: Baboon's Cabbage Bush, Thicket baboon's cabbage

Stem (caudex): Shrubby carnose swollen at the base, glabrous, short, subsimple or forked up to 4 cm thick (or more) and 40 cm tall, the lower part nude (leafless), cicatricised; cicatrices glabrous.
Leaves: Crowded toward the apices, 6-7 cm long (comprising petiole), 2,5 cm wide, obovate, obtuse, tapering at base into a slender petiole, drying thin, from the middle 3-nerved, netted-veined, quite entire or repand; slightly fleshy when young, almost membranous, and pellucid if carefully dried.

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Othonna triplinervia

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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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Native to South Africa, Othonna triplinervia is a thick, evergreen, fleshy-stemmed (pachycaul) shrublets with short branches and leaves crowded at the tips. It grows in crevices and on ledges of sheer, east-facing aspects on mineral-poor quartzitic sandstone soil. Rainfall occurs during both winter (cold fronts) and summer (mainly thunder showers) and amounts to about 500–600 mm per annum. The average daily maximum temperature is about 26°C and the average daily minimum temperature is about 11°C. Winters are cooler but frost is rare or absent.

Common Names: Baboon's Cabbage Bush, Thicket baboon's cabbage

Stem (caudex): Shrubby carnose swollen at the base, glabrous, short, subsimple or forked up to 4 cm thick (or more) and 40 cm tall, the lower part nude (leafless), cicatricised; cicatrices glabrous.
Leaves: Crowded toward the apices, 6-7 cm long (comprising petiole), 2,5 cm wide, obovate, obtuse, tapering at base into a slender petiole, drying thin, from the middle 3-nerved, netted-veined, quite entire or repand; slightly fleshy when young, almost membranous, and pellucid if carefully dried.

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