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PlantFiles: Caralluma
Caralluma gracilipes

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Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caralluma (kar-uh-LOO-muh) (Info)
Species: gracilipes (gra-SIL-i-peez) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
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Spacing:
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Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive franj On Jul 1, 2007, franj from Tucson, AZ wrote:

Formerly included in the separate genus Spatulopetalum. The plant has the interesting habit of producing flowers from the elongated tip of the stem like Senecio staplieaformis. Seems easy to grow but like other Stapeliads can be prone to rot if overwatered.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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