(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Pelargonium carnosum is also known as Otidia carnosa and is endemic to South Africa (Northern and Western). It is a deciduous, fleshy-stalked, shrubby plant that can grow to be about 60 cm tall, with a swollen tuber-like rootstock. The stem is a grey-green short and erect form, and it produces tiny flowers of creamy pink or pink crimson with markings. This is a tricky plant that is particular about its growing conditions and require the right maintenance to stay happy.
Hardiness: Protect from frost
Sun exposure: Light shade/morning sun
Watering: Water from early February to late April, then from early August to late November, at a minimum temperature of +14° C. Keep completely dry in summer and winter, at a minimum temperature of +8° C.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring to mid summer|
|Common Name||Fleshy-stalk pelargonium|
|Flower||White to greenish yellow|
|Frost Tolerance||8° C|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11|
|Scientific Name||pelargonium carnosum|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|