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Pachypodium saundersii – Kudu Lily (seed)

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Pachypodium saundersii, the Kudu Lily, is a succulent plant belonging to the Apocynaceae family. It is found naturally in Southern Africa, on the Lebombo Mountains and other areas in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swaziland. It naturally occurs from northern KwaZulu-Natal and the Lebombo Range into Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces ( South Africa ) to Swaziland, southern Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This species grows in dry woodland amongst rocks or in rock crevices. The epithet honours Sir Charles James Renault Saunders. It is usually a small, shrubby bush, but can grow up to 1.5m tall. The plant is covered in sharp thorns, and dark green shiny leaves, and it flowers annually producing masses of white flowers that have a pinkish/purplish tinge to them. (Plantzafrica)

Care and Cultivation of Pachypodium saundersii

Sow Pachypodium saundersii seeds just covered under the surface of a good seed raising mix, keeping moist until germination. Likes a full sun or part shade position and is tolerant of extreme heat and heavy frost. Extremely drought tolerant due to the water storing capacities of the tuber. Do not overwater in winter when it will lose its leaves.

10 seeds per packet


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