Huernia thuretii Live Succulent In 4 Inch
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Huernia thuretii is a succulent plant species belonging to the family Apocynaceae. It is native to Madagascar and is known for its unique appearance and intriguing flowers.
Huernia thuretii typically forms clumps of branching stems with triangular or square-shaped sections. The stems are succulent and have prominent tubercles or bumps along their surfaces. The color of the stems can vary, ranging from green to reddish-brown, depending on the growing conditions and age of the plant.
One of the most distinctive features of Huernia thuretii is its flowers. The flowers are star-shaped and quite showy, characterized by a brownish-purple coloration with a hairy or fuzzy texture. The flower center often features a raised, cone-shaped structure with protruding filaments and an inner ring of petal-like structures. The unique appearance and texture of the flowers have earned the plant common names such as "Carrion Plant" or "Stapelia."
The flowers of Huernia thuretii are known for their odor, which is often described as unpleasant or resembling rotting meat. This smell serves to attract flies and other insects that act as pollinators for the plant. The flowering period typically occurs during the summer months, and individual flowers last for a few days before wilting.
In terms of care, Huernia thuretii is relatively easy to grow. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate a range of light conditions, from partial shade to full sun. Like most succulents, it is drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. It is important to avoid overwatering, as excess moisture can lead to root rot.
Huernia thuretii is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors, depending on the climate. It is often showcased in rock gardens, succulent arrangements, or as a potted plant. The unique flowers make it an interesting addition to a succulent collection or as a conversation piece in any garden or plant display.
This is for one plant growing in a 4" inch 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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