Distinguished by their large aboveground caudex (stem-like trunk), caudiciforms occur anywhere 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.
As Living Desert Plants is based in South Africa, in this Shop category, we tend to focus on our local indigenous caudiciforms. You’ll most often see us selling things like Adenium, Avonia, Fockea, Pachypodium, and the ever popular Dioscorea (Elephant’s Foot). That’s not all we grow though! We occasionally have a few exotic caudiciforms, such as Stephania erecta and Sinningia leucotricha.
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This intriguing caudex plant produces a stem tipped with highly attractive white, furry leaves. It makes salmon-orange flowers in spring.
Adenium multiflorum is likely one of the most popular caudiciform succulent plants available in horticulture. It produces magnificent bicolor pink flowers.
Euphorbia bupleurifolia forms an attractive caudex that resembles a pineapple or cycad. The markings on the stem are caused by leaves shed by the plant.
This Euphorbia is often grown with the attractive tuberous caudex sticking out above the soil, giving the plant a 'fat bonsai' appearance.
Expert breeding from Thailand has produced some excellent cultivars of Euphorbia francoisii with mosaic-like leaf patterns and very dark colouration.
It is a caudex succulent plant that can grow up to 40cm tall with many branches. The stems are covered in round scars called petioles.
- Annelize O
Het ook my tweede bestelling weereens vinnig en in puik toestand ontvang! Baie dankie, dit is net ‘n vreugde om die ‘moet-hê’-plante wat jy verkoop by my versameling te voeg.