Gibbaeum nuciforme (G. petrense???)

Gibbaeum_nuciforme_Brandrivier.JPG (22614 bytes) Locality:  sw of Ladismith
Distribution:  Southern parts of the Western Cape, from the Ladismith area southwestwards to Swellendam and Northwards to the Touws River.
Description:  Mat forming, the leaves pars are dissimilar, free, completely joined  or joined at the base.  It is often pubescent and velvety.
Flower:  The pedicellate flowers can be pink to reddish-violet or white.
Propagation:  Seeds and offsets.
Cultivation:  My plants are grown in light shade (will tolerate full sun), watered sparingly to prevent leaves from bursting. (I usually water my plants when the leaves start to wrinkle).

Photographer: Etwin Aslander of Selecta Succulents - Plant/Seed Source


Mesembs Gibbaeum