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Pelargonium dasyphyllum


Scientific Name

Pelargonium dasyphyllum E.Mey.

Scientific Classification

Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Pelargonium


Pelargonium dasyphyllum is a perennial succulent, up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall, with branching stems and unusual leaves. Over time, the succulent stem develop a swollen base, called a caudex. The leaves are deeply-cut, bright-green and held atop of the stems. It blooms in summer, producing clusters of small, white flowers.


USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

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How to Grow and Care

Most Pelargoniums are grown in pots in a green house or conservatory. They can also be grown inside the house, but need to be in the most sunniest area possible. Many species do well when they are planted outside in an open area, so that they can become larger plants. This can be a problem though if you want to replant them in a pot for the winter months. Cuttings can be taken in the summer time instead to make new plants.

Succulent species grow well with other succulents and cacti. Pelargonium are very attractive and one of the toughest and most durable succulents.

Pelargoniums main requirement is a warm, sunny, sheltered location. Many species will tolerate drought conditions for short periods. They will show you when they wants water by producing a crop of new leaves, almost all species are winter growers. After the summer you can wait until the plant begins to grow, but you can also give them lights spryings or shower to stimulate their growth. When they are in full leaves they like water, but as always keep the soil dry out between waterings. Overwatering can cause unnatural growth… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Pelargonium


Pelargonium dasyphyllum is native to South Africa.


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