The Desert Rose of Africa. One of the most desirable of the caudiciform succulents. Noted for its thick and often contorted base, these plants also have beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of pink and red. Keep moist and well fed during the growing season (when plants are in leaf) and allow to dry well between watering when dormant. Trim longer stems to encourage branching and elevate the caudex when re-potting to expose best characteristics. Ideal in a decorative container.
A nice hybrid of a choice species. Forming a nicely shaped caudex, it has a good branching habit and attractive narrow olive-green foliage. The flowers are borne during most of the year and look like a much darker 'Harry Potter' hybrid with a red stripe running the length of the petal. Petals flush purple with lots of stripes and veining; Super special flowers!