Fockea edulis; Caudex and Roots

Fockea is a genus of succulent plants (caudiciform) native to Southern Africa, known collectively as water roots, a reference to their characteristic bulbous caudex. The specie edulis is one of the two species that are native (endemic) to South Africa.

Pot shot in our garden.

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The ‘Whale’ in the Garden

This is one of the fastest growing succulent plants in our garden. It’s an Adenia spinosa and this caudiciform originates from the Highveld in South Africa somewhere in the area where one of my most faithful followers is nestled. The caudex can grow to approximately 2 meters in diameter. Last year I published an image on Facebook and somebody, who forgot to put her glasses on, thought it was a ‘whale’. Since than we always say that we have two whales in our garden. 😉whale4

Another fatty

Recently I posted a picture of the purple colored Adenia Spinosa. A close relative is the Adenia Glauca; also originating from Southern Africa.Both fatties (caudex) in our garden!

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It's purple and in our garden

This Adenia (origin Southern Africa) has a diameter of about 75 cm. In an optimal environment the caudex can grow to a height and with of 2.5 meter. It survived our garden (the very South of South Africa) for the last 23 months but let’s see a day, a week, a month and a year at the time. Our expectations are high!!! 🙂

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It’s purple and in our garden

This Adenia (origin Southern Africa) has a diameter of about 75 cm. In an optimal environment the caudex can grow to a height and with of 2.5 meter. It survived our garden (the very South of South Africa) for the last 23 months but let’s see a day, a week, a month and a year at the time. Our expectations are high!!! 🙂

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