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Gerrardanthus macrorhizus

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Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
In the wild Gerrardanthus macrorhizus can be found in South Africa. The climbing plant can handle a lot of stress, from temperatures below the freezing point up to a temperature of 30⁰C. Gerrardanthus macrorhizus has a large base where it stores water and nutrients. It has been given the name 'Bigfoot' and grows quite quickly.
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Price: € 14.35 € 10.60
Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
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Gerrardanthus macrorhizus Gerrardanthus macrorhizus Gerrardanthus macrorhizus
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

The base of Gerrardanthus macrorhizus can reach the size of a car tire. You wouldn't guess it, but it is actually related to the cucumber family. This is why the leaves have a triangular shape. The flowers of Gerrardanthus macrorhizus aren't very striking with their greenish brown colour, but the seeds are. It's a fast vine forming plant which will also survive outside if it doesn't freeze too intensely.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 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:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South Africa
South Africa
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Gerrardanthus macrorhizus is one of the most hardy plants you can get. It will survive temperatures between -2⁰C and 35⁰C. Still, it will flourish at a temperature around 25⁰C. This plant with its cucumber heritage can survive long periods of time in drought, but can use a bit of extra water in the summer, around once a week. The only danger here is if water can't drain from the pot, which can result in rotting of the root knot. The vine can be placed in direct sunlight, but the root knot should stay in the shade. It is possible to keep it outside. Place Gerrardanthus macrorhizus under a shelter to keep it out of the rain and bring it inside when it starts getting too cold. Fertilizing is possible, but not too much. As a substrate cactus soil will be suitable.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Watering from above
watering from above
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
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 type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year

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