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Fockea edulis

This drought hardy plant forms a water storage caudex underground with succulent vining stems.  Fockea edulis can also be grown in pots with the caudex elevated out of the soil to reveal the swollen base.  Fockea does best planted in shade allowing the vining stems to seek the sunlight.  The soil needs to be well drained to prevent rot during the cold winter months.  The fruit is a follicle which releases the seeds into the wind for dispersal. Photos by Laurel Woodley

Fockea edulis has green and white flowers
Fockea edulis produces many vine-like swollen stems
Latin Name: 
Fockea edulis
Family Name: 
Apocynaceae
Place of Origin: 
South Africa
Bloom Time: 
Jul
Aug
Sep
Plant Types: 
Garden Location: 
Cactus Garden