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Gerrardanthus lobatus, Blob Plant

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Gerrardanthus lobatus

Blob Plant
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Southern Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduous

Gerrardanthus lobatus is a perennial herbaceous climber relative of the cucumber with 6 m long stems expanded at base into an enormous semi-subterranean water storing rootstock (caudex). It is growing in a rich and well drained soil with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. It should be watered regularly in Summer and kept drier in Winter.


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