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Pterodiscus speciosus
Scientific Name: Pterodiscus speciosus Hook.
Family: Pedaliaceae
Pterodiscus  speciosus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: South Africa (Mpumalanga)

Growth Habits: Carrot shaped tuber, underground in the wild, often raised in cultivation. The stems are deciduous, and generally die in winter when the plant is dormant.

Watering Needs: No water in winter when the plant is dormant. Rots quite easily.


Blooming Habits:
Purple funnelform flowers. The plant starts blooming while quite small. The fruits have 4 wings. You can collect them and plant the seeds in the spring

Fruiting Habits:

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