Pelargonium dasyphyllum E.Mey.
Pelargonium dasyphyllum is a perennial succulent with branching stems and unusual leaves. It can grow up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall, and over time, the fleshy stem develops a swollen base. The leaves are deeply cut, bright green, and held atop the stems.
The small white flowers appear in clusters in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most Pelargoniums are grown in pots in a greenhouse or conservatory. They can also be grown inside the house but need to be in the sunniest area possible. Many species do well when they are planted outside in an open area to become larger plants. However, this can be a problem if you want to replant them in a pot for the winter months. Cuttings can be taken in the summertime instead to make new plants.
Succulent species grow well with other succulents and cacti. Pelargoniums 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 want 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 light sprayings or showers 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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