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Calibanus sin. Beaucarnea hookeri 10-15cm

Calibanus sin. Beaucarnea hookeri 10-15cm

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Product Description

Calibanus hookeri, commonly known as "Mexican Boulder," is a unique and distinctive succulent plant native to arid regions of Mexico. It is often cultivated for its unusual appearance and is well-suited to xeriscape gardens and arid landscapes. 

  1. Appearance:

    • Calibanus hookeri is a slow-growing, clump-forming succulent that resembles a small, rounded boulder or rock with tufts of grass-like leaves emerging from the top.
    • The leaves are narrow, cylindrical, and typically gray-green or bluish-gray in color. They can reach lengths of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) and have a waxy texture.
    • The plant is generally low to the ground, with the leaves radiating outward from a central point, giving it a unique and decorative appearance.
  2. Flowers:

    • In the center of the leaf rosette, Calibanus hookeri produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are typically greenish or brownish in color.
    • The flowers are not the primary ornamental feature of this plant; instead, it's valued for its distinctive foliage.
  3. Size:

    • Calibanus hookeri typically reaches a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) and can spread to form a clump up to 3 feet (90 cm) in diameter over many years.

Cultivation:

  1. Location:

    • Plant Calibanus hookeri in a location that receives full sun to partial sun. These succulents thrive in bright, direct sunlight and can tolerate intense heat.
  2. Soil:

    • Use well-draining soil that is sandy or gravelly. A cactus or succulent potting mix works well.
    • Ensure that the container or planting site allows excess water to drain away quickly to prevent root rot.
  3. Watering:

    • Calibanus hookeri is drought-tolerant once established and prefers to dry out between waterings.
    • Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry completely before watering again. During the growing season (spring and summer), water sparingly but more frequently than in the dormant season (fall and winter).
  4. Protection from Frost:

    • Protect the plant from frost and freezing temperatures, as it is not cold-hardy. If grown in regions with cold winters, consider moving it indoors or providing frost protection.
  5. Fertilization:

    • Calibanus hookeri doesn't require heavy fertilization. You can apply a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) every 6-8 weeks.
  6. Container Gardening:

    • If you live in a region with cold winters, consider growing Calibanus hookeri in a container that you can move indoors during the winter months to protect it from freezing temperatures.
  7. Propagation:

    • You can propagate Calibanus hookeri from offsets (baby plants) that develop at the base of the main plant. Carefully separate the offsets and plant them in their own pots or locations.
  8. Pests and Diseases:

    • These succulents are generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for signs of overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

Calibanus hookeri is an intriguing and low-maintenance succulent that can add a unique focal point to your garden or xeriscape landscape. With the right care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and be a striking addition to your plant collection.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 10-15 cm

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