This species builds a caudex which is more than spectacular as it can grow to anything from football-sized to above 2 m in height and almost 1 in diameter. It belongs to the grape family and it actually bears red unedible grapes in late summer. Cyphostemma juttae is rather easy to grow, in full sun. It is from dry summer-rainfall areas of South Africa and it can be kept bone-dry in the cooler months. Nevertheless it is very hard to kill even if watered during its resting season, Leaves are incredibly exotic and showy: wide, arching and glaucous. It is hardier than expected as it has shown some tolerance to cold and short-light frost. This species can be wintered outside in the warmer Mediterranean coastal areas. -4C is said to be its limit.
Our plants are 3-4 years old from seed, the caudex is roughly 20 cm tall, 5-5,5 cm in diameter.
Pictures from Wikimedia Commons: By Akos Kokai - Cyphostemma juttae, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42059361 By Kurt Stüber  - caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/mavica/index.html part of www.biolib.de, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4922
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