Brachystelma

Brachystelma nanum

Family: Asclepiadaceae (ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brachystelma (brak-ee-STEL-muh) (Info)
Species: nanum (NAN-um) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 11, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Brachystelma nanum N.E.Brown [Clone 1] has off white star-shaped (stellate) blooms that have chartreuse -colored tips. Brachystelma nanum N.E.Brown [Clone 2 - was formerly Brachyslelma angustum) has a cage-like bloom with the base being off white and the "cage" being goldish-tan. Both have reddish stems and glabrous (smooth) leaves.

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