Cynanchum socotranum Family: Apocynaceae (Asclepidaceae). Also known as Sarcocaulon socotranum. A strangely beautiful Stapeliad relative that looks like a bunch of gray dead sticks. It comes from Socotra, an island with some of the rarest and most unusual succulents in the world. The stems are fairly stiff but arch downwards and hang down, making it a great hanging basket plant. Several times a year it will make tiny yellow-orange flowers. If the stem is damaged or cut a white latex will bleed out. Easy to grow. Use a well draining mix and water when the soil is nearly dry. Water very little or not at all in the winter as it can be rot prone if kept moist during dormancy. This plant likes more shade than most succulents and can be grown in full but bright shade (do not put in full sun). Plant can be propagated from stem cuttings.
You will receive the plant shown in the last image or one similar. Plant shown in a 4" pot. The last image shows a mature plant.
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