Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis
Rabiea difformis

Origin and Habitat: Cradock District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Description: Rabiea difformis is a low-growing matt-former from South Africa.

Blooming: Supposed to bloom mostly in spring and summer, but seems to bloom almost randomly.

Cultivation and propagation: Rabiea are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in the rock-garden. They can be watered year-round, water regularly from spring to Autumn but reduce watering frequency in winter, growth period is early Spring to late Summer, but is a very adaptable species that can grows opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favorable. Keep them cool, and half-shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade on the other seasons. Potted rabieas look best in a heavy soil and the same is true for plants in a rockery. Requires good drainage.

Frost tolerance: Very frost hardy and grows best where there are cold winters (it is reported to be hardy to at least -18° C if very dry). It is difficult to keep the leaves free of scars and dead leaf-tips, but the abundant flowers hide them.

Remarks: Rabiea has a gorgeous, thick root system and when it is potted up, the plant can be progressively raised over the ground so that some of the roots can be seen and is especially cultivated for their looks. Architecturally it is a real stunner. When the "caudex" shape of the raised roots is adequately in evidence this plant is incomparable. They also tend to grow more "heads" when they are raised.

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

Bloom Season Spring and summer
Botanical Name Rabiea difformis
Dormancy Winter
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color Yellow,
Growth Habit Darf
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Mature Size 2 inc
Native Area South africa
Resistance 0 ºc
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Rabiea difformis

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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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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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Origin and Habitat: Cradock District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Description: Rabiea difformis is a low-growing matt-former from South Africa.

Blooming: Supposed to bloom mostly in spring and summer, but seems to bloom almost randomly.

Cultivation and propagation: Rabiea are easy and rewarding plants than can be grown in pots or in the rock-garden. They can be watered year-round, water regularly from spring to Autumn but reduce watering frequency in winter, growth period is early Spring to late Summer, but is a very adaptable species that can grows opportunistically whenever the water availability and growing condition are favorable. Keep them cool, and half-shaded in summer, need full sun or light shade on the other seasons. Potted rabieas look best in a heavy soil and the same is true for plants in a rockery. Requires good drainage.

Frost tolerance: Very frost hardy and grows best where there are cold winters (it is reported to be hardy to at least -18° C if very dry). It is difficult to keep the leaves free of scars and dead leaf-tips, but the abundant flowers hide them.

Remarks: Rabiea has a gorgeous, thick root system and when it is potted up, the plant can be progressively raised over the ground so that some of the roots can be seen and is especially cultivated for their looks. Architecturally it is a real stunner. When the "caudex" shape of the raised roots is adequately in evidence this plant is incomparable. They also tend to grow more "heads" when they are raised.

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

Bloom Season Spring and summer
Botanical Name Rabiea difformis
Dormancy Winter
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color Yellow,
Growth Habit Darf
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Mature Size 2 inc
Native Area South africa
Resistance 0 ºc
Sun Exposure Full sun

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