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Pelargonium klinghardtense is a nice pachycaul with chunky, fleshy, gnarled stems that attains heights of up to 60 centimeters. The flowers are pure white. Its leaves are relatively large, and will die off through the summer. is easily recognized by its smooth, sparsely branched stems. Unlike many other so-called caudiciform pelargoniums, this species retains a fairly compact, "fat" habit, even when it branches and elongates in later life.
Cultivation and Propagation: Pelargonium klinghardtense is a species with special appeal to growers of caudiciform plants. It grows on winter rain and heads for summer dormancy. The growing season is from September to March. is very sensitive to excess moisture and it will quickly succumb to rot if overwatered. Paying attention to the particular growing requirement of this is especially important. If you provide it with the right conditions, it will reward you with its unique shape and size. However, this is a tricky plant that is very particular about its growing conditions and require the right maintenance in order to keep happy. In cultivation it requires a sunny, warm location and little water
Soil: It should be planted in a totally free-draining, gritty mixture, containing a small amount of well-rotted organic matter. Perlite can be substituted for pumice, but it tends to rise to the surface of the mixture. It can grows outdoor in sunny, dry, rock crevices (protection against winter wet is required).
Repotting: Avoid to repot frequently. This plant may stay in the same pot for many years.
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
Hardiness: Protect from frost.
Exposure: Light shade or morning sun in summer (avoid direct sun as it grows wild among rocks and under the shade of other plants) and in summer it need to be kept in a cool area.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Frost Tolerance||8° C|
|Hardiness Zone||10b to 11|
|Height||Up to 60 centimeters|
|Scientific Name||Pelargonium klinghardtense|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|