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