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Trichocaulon sp. (aff. flavum)
(Syn: Hoodia sp.)
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Cereiform glaucous succulent stems with profuse black blossoms from early spring to late summer.  An easy-to-grow species in this interesting genus.
 

 

Cultivation:  Water normally in the growing season, sparsely in the winter.
It is usually recommended to over
-winter them in warm conditions (at 10 C), but despite their African origins they seem to grow well and flower without the extra heat which one might have thought necessary, and occasional temperatures near 0C.  are tolerated, if kept dry. 

Spring:
   In the spring  leaving them out in the rain may provide them with the water they need.
Summer:
 In the summer months they will grow well in partial shade and tolerate heavy rain, but will be just as happy if the season is dry.
Propagation:  Easiest with stem cuttings.  Allow cuttings to dry several days before planting.
Potting medium:  
Since roots are quite shallow, use a cactus mix, or add extra perlite or pumice to regular soil potting soil.
A gritty, very free-draining compost is suitable, and clay pots help the plants to dry out between watering.

Sun Exposure: full sun or
partial shade.


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Family: Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae)  (Milkweeds family)

Scientific Name: Trichocaulon sp. (aff. flavum)

 


Flowers are almost black  (very dark purple)
 

 

 

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