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Matelea cyclophylla

This asclepiad builds a corky caudex up to 15 or even 20 cm in diameter, which is reminiscent of Dioscorea elephantipes. In the wild these are buried underground, while they are usually exposed in cultivation.

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This asclepiad builds a corky caudex up to 15 or even 20 cm in diameter, which is reminiscent of Dioscorea elephantipes. In the wild these are buried underground, while they are usually exposed in cultivation. Stems are vining and can reach anything between 20 and 200 cm, depending on size and conditions. The blooms are asclepiad flowers, typically looking like sea stars, dark maroon and bad-smelling.
Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Apocynaceae
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Care Indoor plants
Shape Succulents
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