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Cyphostemma (Caudex)

Cyphostemma juttae Cyphostemma juttae
Starting from 6.00€
Cyphostemma laza Cyphostemma laza
Starting from 45.00€
Cyphostemma sandersonii Cyphostemma sandersonii
Starting from 40.00€

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "crown" and "hump", referring to its two fundamental characteristics: the hump represents a massive perennial caudex at the base of the succulent, particularly evident in this genus; while the crown represents the arrangement of the deciduous leaves, which grow at the apex of the tuber; they are usually ovoid and lanceolate, rather thick. These plants in nature develop considerably, becoming similar to real trees, reaching a diameter of up to 1 meter, while in pots they tend to maintain smaller dimensions, but still remaining imposing and majestic. Every year the epidermis of the caudex (its important water reserve) detaches due to the growth of its stem, which remains greenish and therefore able to perform the important function of chlorophyll photosynthesis even during cold periods, when the leaves fall down, and only the massive caudiciform tuber remains.