Gerrardanthus macrorhizus – Larger size

  • "The Blob"
  • Gerrardanthus macrorhizus loves to climb up fences
  • The Gerardanthus develops an above ground caudex about 3' across.

2 Gallon $25.00

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Gerrardanthus macrorhizus - Larger size

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Gerrardanthus macrorhiza, Gerrardanthus mogarhiza
  • Common Names:  
    Blob Plant, Bigfoot, Pregnant Pancake
  • Family:  
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Origin:  
    Southern Africa
  • Size Label:  
    2 Gallon
  • Height:  
    20-30'
  • Width:  
    4'-
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Partial sun to shade
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant but needs irrigation in hot dry periods. Requires excellent drainage.
  • Maintenance:  
    None
  • Uses:  
    Great in large containers. Young plants make interesting hanging basket subjects. Also good in rock, succulent and cactus gardens, especially at the back edge climbing a fence or wall or even a trellis or arbor.
  • Propagation:  
    Seeds (dioecious, so both male and female plants are needed to set seed). Seeds do not store well, so sow as soon as possible.
  • Problems:  
    Root rots from poor drainage
  • Special notes:  
    Gerrardanthus macrorhizus is a very interesting specimen plant. It is a deciduous caudiciform vine in the cucumber family that forms a very large caudex up to 40" in diameter. The caudex resembles a granite rock. The leaves are a medium dark green in an ivy-shaped form. Gerardanthus macrorhizus is dioecious, having male and female flowers on separate plants. The flowers are small orchid-like and golden yellow. It is one of the few caudiciform plants which do not need special greenhouse care and can be grown outside.