Corallocarpus wildii

Botanical names:
Corallocarpus wildii Accepted
Kedrostis mildbraedii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

6 Month Old Seedling

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Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-186 Month Old Seedling
By Reine
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Comments:
Posted by Reine (Porter, Texas - Zone 9a) on Sep 18, 2015 1:00 AM

Corallocarpus wildii is an African caudiciform.

The caudex is perennial and produces an annual vine.

Likes lots of water in summer. Fast-draining soil is a must. Like most succulent cucurbits, this one appreciates regular feedings.

If planted in the ground or large tubs during the growing season, the caudex tends to grow faster. Pot up for winter and protect from frost. Replant the following spring.

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