Caralluma Umbellata

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-CARA-UMTA
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 4"

Genus

Caralluma

Flower Color

Purple

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Caralluma umbellata is an erect, succulent plant up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, with flowers in terminal umbels.

Umbelled Caralluma

Family

Asclepiadaceae

Native

India

Description

Caralluma umbellata is an erect, succulent plant up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, with flowers in terminal umbels. The stems and branches are green and 4-angled. The leaves are borne along the angles, falling off and leaving scars. They are asymmetric, long-pointed and with narrowed base. The flowers are purple with cross stripes and borne in terminal umbel. The fruit is a cylindrical seedpod, green, with small, dark spot, hooked at apex and paired. The seed are flattened, broadly margined, with silky, white hairs.

Environment

Caralluma speciosa is relatively easy to grow. It needs regular watering, especially during the hottest summer days; Either excessive or very scarce watering can induce rot.
Winter temperatures must be kept over 10 � C. But it can withstand winter night-time temperatures down to about 5 �. Freezing temperatures are fatal.
Full sun to half sun. It has a great advantage if grown in very strong light, but sheltered from full sun.
Provide very good ventilation

Landscape Uses

Makes an attractive landscape plant and or container patio plant where some height is needed, being an attractive accent plant, Suited for window sill.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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