Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Uncarina peltata, Harpagophytum peltatum, Uncarina

Click to see full-size image

Uncarina peltata, Harpagophytum peltatum

Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This very rare unusual succulent from Madagascar has spectacular yellow flowers with black centers and soft velvet leaves, pleasant to touch. Uncarina peltata is quite rare and not the easiest subject. Grows in well-drained soil, and unlike many succulents, prefers lots of water along with full sun. Forms large caudex.

The plant goes dormant in winter and stays leafless during dormancy.

Similar plants:

Link to this plant: