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Scientific Name: Fockea angustifolia K. Schumann
Synonym: Fockea dammarana, Fockea lugardii
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Kambroo (Fockea  angustifolia)
Fockea angustifolia in Art Pacheco's collection in Tucson
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12 or houseplant

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade, keep the caudex in full shade

Origin: Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa

Growth Habits: Vine

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer. Rot prone in winter, keep on the dry side.


Cultural Practices:
In the wild, the caudex (the swollen part of the stem) is partially or totally buried. It tends to grow faster when buried. This plant produces large length of vines, and support has to be provided. The leaves can be deciduous in winter if kept cold and dry. The plant will take regular water and fertilizer in summer. The fockeas attract whiteflies, and some kind of control might be needed.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Fockeas are dioecious, so a male plant and a female plant are needed to produce seeds.

Fockea, Cibirhiza, and Petopentia by S. Jankalski

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