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Mestoklema

Mestoklema tuberosum

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mestoklema (mes-toh-KLEM-uh) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Maricopa, Arizona

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California

Lakewood, California

Temecula, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not at all what I think of when I think of the family Aizoacaea, which are usually dinky, succulent, rubbery things... this is a caudiciform shrub with a reddish-brown, peeling bark, and wonderfully thick, twisted stems that are often raised up in containers for looks. The plant itself is a bit less interesting, having dinky, succulent leaves and lots of dried out looking twisted branches (looks sort of 'dead' a lot of the time). Not a wonderful garden plant, but a very good container plant.

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