Raphionacme (Raphionacme flanaganii)

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Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Location: TexasDate: 2014-11-06This Caudiciform Belongs to the Asclepiadaceae Family
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Location: TexasDate: 2014-11-09Defoliated for Winter Dormancy
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Posted by Reine (Porter, Texas - Zone 9a) on Nov 9, 2014 6:29 PM

Raphionacme flanaganii has a caudex that can be raised above the soil for interesting effect. The large plant is in a 12" shallow pot. It has dropped all of its leaves and is going dormant for the winter. It gets VERY little water during this time.
The large Raphionacme flanaganii was repotted in the spring and more caudex was lifted above the soil. I was surprised to find three additional entire plants at that time. All four plants were potted up separately. The largest of these "offsets" is the plant with leaves.
The leaves are about four inches long and soft. The vine branches and is thickest close to the caudex. The caudex can sunburn easily.

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