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Raphionacme burkei bulb

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Raphionacme burkei

The Raphionacme burkei is a very special South-African ‘caudex’ plant with a beautiful rounded tuber. From this big, bulbous tuber the stalks and leaves emerge. A Raphionacme burkei plant will be between 10 to 20 years old when you order it from Araflora.

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Price: € 104.94
Raphionacme burkei
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Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
import

Product info

The Bushmen in South-Africa often use this plant in the dry season because of the large amount of water to be found in its tuber. In spring these exotic plants are in full bloom with tiny, inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers. This Raphionacme burkei plant from South-Africa has a large tuber growing above ground and from its top emerge its stalks and leaves. The exotic-looking tuber is called a ‘caudex’ and has a very smooth surface. The tuber serves as a depository for extra water and nutrients that can be utilised by the plant in dry periods. The tuber can eventually grow to a diameter of about 40 centimetres. It takes quite some time for the plant to reach this size: the Raphionacme burkei plants from Araflora are already 10 to 20 years old. The Raphionacme burkei is classified under the family of the Asciepiadaceae. In the past these plants were taken from their natural surroundings. Nowadays these exotic plants are cultivated in South-Africa and afterwards transported to Europe.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Import
import
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

A Raphionacme burkei ‘caudex’ plant can best be cultivated in a warm place half in the shade. It needs only very little water except in the growing season when fertilizer and additional water should be provided. Once a year the leaves and the stalks will die off and can be trimmed away. When the plant grows a little too large pruning is no problem. Since the plants supplied by Araflora are 10 to 20 years old, the tubers are already large and will provide the plant with a stock on hand. Because of this the plant is even easier to care for, as periods with too little water or nutrients can be tided over by the reserves in the tuber.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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