General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Mestoklema

  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 8, 2022 11:28 AM concerning plant:
    Shrubby ice plant with small, succulent leaves and large, swollen roots that are typically raised for display after some years. The characteristic bottom-heavy look of bonsai plants is due to a previous life in a larger container or the ground, where the roots were allowed to grow big. Flowers tend to be a dull rose pink, but a number of other colors are possible.

    From South Africa and Namibia. Not common in cultivation. Old specimens can be spectacular. Amenable to pruning.

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