(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and habitat: South Africa.
Description: It is a perennial, deciduous, succulent under-shrub, mainly low-growing, with wandering branches, 10-20 cm tall and 25 (or more) cm in diameter, forming a compact, spiny mat of growth in its desert habitat. The plant resembles a small tree and is very suitable for bonsai but always an attractive plant.
Flower: up to 3 cm across pink to white.
Blooming season: Autumn to spring.
Cultivation and propagation: Sarcocaulon vanderietiae is a decorative plant which has the fame to be difficult to care properly in cultivation, however it is relatively easily grown species, very suitable for bonsai.
Exposure: They require direct sunlight when in full growth, while a filtered exposition is best during the hottest period of summer, when the plants enter in their dormancy phase. They always grow best in positions where they receive long periods of strong sunlight
Watering: They need to be regularly watered every 6 to 10 days whilst they are in active growth and and producing leaves, occasionally during dormancy.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
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.
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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.
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