+ Comes in a 6" pot
Attractive caudiciform succulent plant originating from South Africa.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Passifloraceae / Adenia
Can attain a base that is 3.3 feet wide with a vine that can run up to 10 feet high, given the right indoor conditions.
Summer plant. Does most of its growing during this time. Make sure to not have the plant in areas that receive 50 degrees or lower in temperatures (even by a cold winter during winter is not advised)
This is considered a relatively easy plant to maintain
This plant prefers bright indirect light with some warmth in the room. Keep out of cold spots and dark locations.
The adenia prefers the soil to be consistently and evenly moist. With small periods of drought. DO NOT overwater, leaf drop is often a common symptom of too much water. If you see dark spots on the leaves, you are over-watering it. If you see yellow leaves, with crispy spots, you are under-watering it. It also likes to be misted every now and then, as it is use to a humid environment.
Grown best in fertile soil. Fertilize once a month, to maximize growth.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, creamy green flowers, but rather inconspicuous
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
The tuber is considered poisonous as it is known to be traditionally used as a source of moisture by local people, who often slice the tuber and suck the moisture. However, the leaves are poisonous and some say the sap is as well; they contain a cyanogenetic glucoside, and the seeds are toxic, so it is best to treat this plant as poisonous, and wash hands after handling it. Use caution.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
You can propagate the ficus by using tip cuttings and seeds You can cut tips off the branches and place in rooting powder and then in the soil, roots will start to develop after a few weeks.
Adenia Glauca respond to stress by losing their leaves. If you noticed a significant leaf drop, look for possible problems. There are a lot of pests that may love this plant. It can face issues with thrips, root-knot nematodes, spider mites, scale, and mealy. Moreover, it may experience Southern blight, twig dieback, crown gall, and leaf spots due to bacterial and fungal problems. Treat all problems immediately.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.