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Silver Dollar Plant
Scientific Name: Xerosicyos danguyi Humbert
Synonym:
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Silver Dollar Plant (Xerosicyos  danguyi)
Xerosicyos danguyi at the Huntington (HBG 41892)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Direct sun part of the day

Origin: Southwestern Madagascar

Growth Habits: Climbing vine; round succulent leaves up to 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Water little in winter, only when the leaves start shriveling, regular water during the growing season

Propagation: Stem cuttings or seed in the spring


Xerosicyos danguyi is a succulent vine from Madagascar. It is in the cucumber family, and use tendrils to attach itself to any available support.

Cultural Practices:
The stems root easily, but the plants grown from cuttings do not form a caudex.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
The greenish yellow flowers are small. The plant is dioecious, the small fruits are produced on the female plants. The seeds germinate in 2 to 3 weeks.

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