(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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 xerophyton is a caudiciform member of the large and varied genus Pelargonium. This means that it has thick branched succulent stems that retain water, a survival feature in its arid habitat. It forms a tiny gnarled tree shape with very small fleshy leaves that can be trimmed to suit taste. It has white, usually solitary flowers, the upper petals are narrow with a crimson blotch.
Paying attention to the particular growing requirement of Pelargonium xerophyton 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.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
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. Be careful not to apply too much fertilizer. Feed it once during the growing season with a fertilizer specifically formulated for cactus and succulents
It does best with a mix that has almost no organic material at all. Perlite can be substituted for pumice, but it tends to rise to the surface of the mixture.