PHYLLOBOLUS tenuiflorus (Sphalmanthus)
PHYLLOBOLUS tenuiflorus (Sphalmanthus)
PHYLLOBOLUS tenuiflorus (Sphalmanthus)
PHYLLOBOLUS tenuiflorus (Sphalmanthus)

PHYLLOBOLUS tenuiflorus (Sphalmanthus)

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Author : (Jacq.) Gerbaulet
Family : Aizoaceae
Habitat : South Africa
Phyllobolus tenuiflorus, best known as Sphalmanthus tenuiflorus, is a very intereasting mesemb to 30 cm hight than develops with age a nice thick tuberous rootstock improperly called a caudex. Of particular interest are the leaves of P. tenuiflorus which may show watery translucent bubbles which are not droplets of water. They are water storage sacks (bladder cells) on the surface of the leaves. Plants have distinct growing and resting phases. The growing period starts after the rainy season (winter). During the resting phase (summer), the leaves dry away completely. The flowers appears in winter and may show greyish pink or greenish yellow outer petals within a single population.
3 years old seedling with a 2 cm caudex. ONLY TWO PLANTS BY ORDER
OUR PLANTS ARE SENT WITH THE POT OR BARE ROOTS. PLEASE CONSULT OUR CONDITIONS OF SALE BECAUSE NO GUARANTEE IS GIVEN REGARDING THEIR RETURN. THEY ALSO TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK, THE CARRIER YOU HAVE CHOSEN REMAINS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DELIVERY. YOU MUST CONTACT HIM IN CASE OF A DELIVERY PROBLEM, WITH THE TRACKING NUMBER YOU HAVE RECEIVED.

 
CULTURE :
Exposure : bright and sunny.
Take care do not expose the caudex in full sun.
Temperature : minimum of 0°c (winter growth)
Soil : not too rich but mainly well drained. You can use a mix of pumice with your habitual potting soil
summer resting with loose of leaves in summer
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