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Raphionacme (Caudex)

Shop Now Raphionacme burkei
Starting from 100.00€
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Starting from 38.50€
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Shop Now Raphionacme lanceolata
Starting from 38.00€
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Starting from 21.00€
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Starting from 28.00€
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Starting from 40.00€

It is a plant very easy to grow, as it adapts quite well to all conditions: thanks to its evident caudex, similar to a flattened and deformed soccer ball, it is able to accumulate water and use it during drought periods! It is therefore extremely loved by green collectors for multiple reasons: on one hand, for its resistance and longevity, on the other hand, because the caudiciform structure develops in unpredictable ways, which makes each plant different from the other, each unique in its kind and suitable, with its sobriety, to boost furnishings of any style. Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day, as long as it might burn the leaves. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 10 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water regularly but moderately during the growing season (when the new leaves are born), always making sure that the soil is always dry between one watering and the next one. During the dormant period (when the leaves begin to turn yellow and fall) suspend watering. The best soil is a well-draining and porous one, even better if further enriched with 50% or more of inert materials such as pumice, lapilli or clay. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.