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Uncarina roeoesliana
Scientific Name: Uncarina roeoesliana W. Rauh
Family: Pedaliaceae
Uncarina  roeoesliana
Uncarina roeoesliana type 2 in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: No frost

Heat Tolerance: resistant

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Deciduous caudiciform shrub, up to 7 feet tall (2 m)

Watering Needs: Abundant water when growing, keep on the dry side when dormant

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

This Uncarina was described in 1996. It is one of the smallest plant of the genus. The caudex grows underground, but can be raised for effect. There are 2 types, the type 1 has palmately lobed dark green leaves with reddish petioles, and the type 2 has bright green cordate barely lobed leaves.

Blooming Habits:
The Uncarina roeoesliana has smaller yellow flowers that should be hand pollinated, followed by hooked fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

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