Succulent Sesame
Uncarina grandidieri

Family: Pedaliaceae
Genus: Uncarina (un-kar-ee-nuh) (Info)
Species: grandidieri (gran-dee-dee-ER-ee) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Thousand Oaks, California

Naples, Florida

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Jun 23, 2014, MSMoore from Claremont, CA wrote:

My husband and I went to visit the LA Arboretum a couple of weeks ago and we both fell in love with this plant. It is a very interesting and beautiful plant. Since we have uprooted all our roses, we have switched to cactus and succulents and this would be a wonderful addition (if not to be the centerpiece) of our garden.

Besides, my husband has become kind of obsessed with it.

So I wonder if anyone knows where I can buy a plant (or seeds)?

Thanks.

Positive

On Aug 7, 2009, Dutchlady1 from Naples, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have been growing this plant in a pot in my lanai for about 3 years and it was doing very nicely, but was clearly ready to be given more space. Since I planted it in the ground in my yard it has tripled in size and is getting too big for my yard!!
I enjoy this rare and unusual plant which requires very little care and blooms frequently.

Positive

On Jan 20, 2008, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have a small one of these for over a year now and it is so easy. I keep it inside where it has tolerated such neglect. As soon as I pay it a little attention like repotting it or fertilizing, it recovers and puts out tons of new growth.