Dorstenia foetida 4"

$16

A succulent that is also called "Shield Flower" due to its leaves spreading from the caudex, in a shield like fashion, as if to protect the bulbous structure beneath it. 

  • Light - full sun
  • Watering - dry between watering
  • Soil - succulent mix

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary.  As well as the. bloom state.

Caudiciform
Includes Adenium, Bowiea and similar

Light: Succulent caudiciforms typically enjoy the sunniest of positions in the home. They prefer some direct sunlight. You can allow some modification while they’re dormant.


Water: Caudiciforms typically grow during part of the year and are dormant through the rest. Get to know your plant, as some will snooze through the summer season while some will rest during the cooler months. Use a very well draining soil mixture and lightly water your plant if needed at all while dormant - do not saturate the potting medium during this period of rest. Typically while actively growing you will water thoroughly after allowing the soil to dry well.


Environment: Each plant type can have certain nuances, so get to know your plant for specific environmental concerns.


Toxicity: This will vary by plant type but not edible

Of Note:

  • A Caudex is a swollen trunk or base that stores water and energy for the plant.
  • Caudiciforms can be trees, shrubs, vines and many habits in-between.
  • More tropical caudiciforms will require less intense sun and more consistent water, typically.

    *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.
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