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Edithcolea grandis aka Persian Carpet Flower Live Succulent Growing in a 2.5 Inch

Edithcolea grandis aka Persian Carpet Flower Live Succulent Growing in a 2.5 Inch

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Edithcolea grandis, also known as the Persian Carpet Flower or the Pachyphytum grandis, is a unique and rare succulent plant from East Africa, particularly found in Somalia, Yemen, and Oman. This plant belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae (now classified under the Apocynaceae family). It's prized for its unusual appearance and distinctive features.

Edithcolea grandis is a climbing or trailing succulent vine. The flowers are typically mottled or patterned with shades of green, gray, sometimes burgundy, resembling a carpet or mosaic and have distinct veining and a velvety texture, which gives it the "Persian Carpet Flower" moniker. The flowers are quite fascinating and add to the plant's overall appeal.

This succulent is native to arid regions and is adapted to dry, desert-like conditions. It grows in rocky or sandy soil and requires good drainage to thrive.

Edithcolea grandis can be challenging to cultivate in non-native environments due to its specific requirements. It prefers warm temperatures, plenty of sunlight, and soil that is well-draining. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to allow the soil to dry out between watering.

This plant is sought after by collectors and enthusiasts due to its unique appearance and scarcity in cultivation. However, its rarity and specific care needs make it less commonly found in nurseries or gardens.

Like many succulents, Edithcolea grandis can be toxic if ingested, so it's important to handle it with care and keep it away from pets and children.

Due to its exotic appearance and scarcity in cultivation, Edithcolea grandis is highly regarded among succulent enthusiasts and collectors. Its striking foliage and intriguing growth habit make it a prized addition to succulent collections, provided the necessary conditions for its growth can be met.

This is for the a plant similar to the one shown growing in a 2.5" container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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