Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Sarcocaulon crassicaule

Sarcocaulon crassicaule, also known as Bushman's candle/ Groot Kersbos is a member of the Geraniaceae family and is a native of South Africa and Namibia. It is a low-growing succulent shrublet; a perennial and deciduous succulent with short branches. It looks like a tiny tree and is just right to grow as a bonsai. The plant grows to a height of about 30 cm with a characteristic fast growth rate. It goes dormant in the summer season.

Growth Rate

Bushman’s Candle has a fast-growth rate.

Flowering

The Bushman Candle plant blooms during the spring season. Pale-yellow or white flowers fill the entire plant. These are saucer-shaped.

Watering

This is a drought-tolerant plant. It does not require too much or too often watering. Overwatering is a strict no-no. With average watering needs, this plant is great for xeriscaping requirements. During winters, the plant should be watered infrequently.

Soil

The soil for the Bushman Candle needs to be sandy and well-draining. Mix perlite or pumice for best growth.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for this succulent is 9b to 11. It is slightly frost-hardy.

Light

Offer the succulent direct sunlight in the morning and shade during the afternoon.

Propagation

Cuttings and seeds are ideal ways to propagate the plant.

Order for premium-quality Sarcocaulon crassicaule plant from Planet Desert, the internet’s best place for cactus and succulents.

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

Bloom Season Autumn spring
Botanical Name Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Common Name Bushman's candle
Dormancy Summer
Family Geraniaceae
Flower Color Violetcrimson, white, yellow
Genus Sarcocaulon
Growth Habit Clustered growth
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 8 19 in. tall, 20 in. wide
Native Area Madagascar, Namibia
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, fire resistance, Pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Chunky sparsely (spined stems )
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Sarcocaulon crassicaule

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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.

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Sarcocaulon crassicaule, also known as Bushman's candle/ Groot Kersbos is a member of the Geraniaceae family and is a native of South Africa and Namibia. It is a low-growing succulent shrublet; a perennial and deciduous succulent with short branches. It looks like a tiny tree and is just right to grow as a bonsai. The plant grows to a height of about 30 cm with a characteristic fast growth rate. It goes dormant in the summer season.

Growth Rate

Bushman’s Candle has a fast-growth rate.

Flowering

The Bushman Candle plant blooms during the spring season. Pale-yellow or white flowers fill the entire plant. These are saucer-shaped.

Watering

This is a drought-tolerant plant. It does not require too much or too often watering. Overwatering is a strict no-no. With average watering needs, this plant is great for xeriscaping requirements. During winters, the plant should be watered infrequently.

Soil

The soil for the Bushman Candle needs to be sandy and well-draining. Mix perlite or pumice for best growth.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for this succulent is 9b to 11. It is slightly frost-hardy.

Light

Offer the succulent direct sunlight in the morning and shade during the afternoon.

Propagation

Cuttings and seeds are ideal ways to propagate the plant.

Order for premium-quality Sarcocaulon crassicaule plant from Planet Desert, the internet’s best place for cactus and succulents.

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

Bloom Season Autumn spring
Botanical Name Sarcocaulon crassicaule
Common Name Bushman's candle
Dormancy Summer
Family Geraniaceae
Flower Color Violetcrimson, white, yellow
Genus Sarcocaulon
Growth Habit Clustered growth
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 8 19 in. tall, 20 in. wide
Native Area Madagascar, Namibia
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, fire resistance, Pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Chunky sparsely (spined stems )
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Toxic for humans, toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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