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Dorstenia crispa
Scientific Name: Dorstenia crispa Engl..
Synonym:
Family: Moraceae
Dorstenia  crispa Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Requires warmth.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Somalia, Kenya

Growth Habits: Fleshy stem, up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), leaves up to 3 inches long (7 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant. Keep relatively dry when leafless

Propagation: Seeds


Dorstenia crispa is very close to Dorstenia foetida and is now often considered synonymous.
Dorstenia crispa var. lancifolia (syn. Dorstenia foetida ssp. lancifolia), from Kenya, has slender stems and leaves.

Blooming Habits:

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Propagation:
The seed pods open explosively. If you intend to keep the seeds, care must be taken to catch them with a piece of fabric or other.

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