Learn about caudiciforms

Familiarising yourself with caudiciforms

Learn how to care for your caudiciforms, the widespread, succulent-like plants.

Caudiciform, which means ‘like a stem’, is derived from the Latin word caudex, meaning ‘tree trunk’. As the name implies, these plants have something that resembles a stem, but looks a bit different than the norm. Caudiciforms are highly specialised succulent-like plants that occur all over the world, from the forests of southeast Asia to the semi-desert regions of southern Africa. They are adapted to store water in their stems, which gives these plants quite unusual but attractive shapes.

In this Learn section, we discuss our experiences cultivating a variety of caudiciforms, and share our knowledge on best practices for growing them effectively. 

If you would like to learn how to care for your Dioscorea or Stephania, identify the name of a new caudiciform in your collection, or perhaps just learn something new about these large-stemmed plants, then have a read through the blogs listed below.

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