Sarcocaulon herrei Family: Geraniaceae. Also called Bushman's Candle, this South African native is closely related to the common Geranium and Pelargonium, but is adapted to desert conditions. Many people consider it to be a species of Monsonia. It produces fat stems that often grow horizontally a few inches above the ground. The leaves are small and fern-like. The petioles (leaf stalks) of each leaf turn into spines when the leaf dies. Flowers are an attractive white to light pink color. This plant commonly drops its leaves when stressed then regrows them when conditions are good. This is a winter growing plant so it tends to put on most of the growth when the weather is cool, often dropping its leaves and going dormant in summer.
You will receive a plant shown in image 5 or one similar. Plants shown in a 4" pot. Last image shows a mature plant.
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