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Dorstenia bahiensis, Mattress Button Plant

Dorstenia bahiensis

Mattress Button Plant
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dorstenia bahiensis is an interesting plant with strange looking receptacles. At maturity, seeds shoot ballistically from the mature flower/fruit heads, and they germinate readily whenever the land on soil or other moist substrate.

The plant can be propagated from cutting the rhyzomes.

It covers well exposed soil in greenhouses, dark corners, and shaded beds.


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Dorstenia bahiensis - Mattress Button Plant

Dorstenia bahiensis is an interesting plant with strange looking receptacles. At maturity, seeds shoot ballistically from the mature flower/fruit heads, and they germinate readily whenever the land on soil or other moist substrate.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
4-6"pot
2 Plants in stock
$17.95