Xerosicyos danguyi

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Xerosicyos danguyi, commonly called “Silver Dollar Plant” or “Dollar Vine” or “Penny Plant”, is an unusual climbing succulent vine with cylindrical stems and thick, succulent, round silvery-green leaves. Leaves are 1 to 2″ long and wide with climbing tendrils located opposite them.

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Xerosicyos danguyi

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Xerosicyos danguyi, commonly called “Silver Dollar Plant” or “Dollar Vine” or “Penny Plant”, is an unusual climbing succulent vine with cylindrical stems and thick, succulent, round silvery-green leaves. Leaves are 1 to 2″ long and wide with climbing tendrils located opposite them. The main stem grows to about 2 feet before it branches.

This is an interesting succulent vine that will scramble up and hide fences, walls etc. It also makes a nice hanging basket or container plant and can be kept indoors in bright light. Xerosicyos danguyi kept in pots should be repotted every other year with fresh, well-draining soil and be fertilized once a month during the growing season.

In spring to summer, Xerosicyos danguyi blooms with small yellowish-green flowers carried on umbels in the leaf axils. The plants are dioecious and require male and female plants to set seed. This plant can be propagated by taking soft wood cuttings, allowing them to callus over, and potting them up. Xerosicyos danguyi can also be sown from seed. Seeds germinate in 14-21 days at 70°F (21°C). Plants grown from seed will form a caudex but plants grown from cuttings will not.

Originating from southwestern Madagascar, this member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Jean-Henri Humbert in 1939.

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Names and Synonyms: Xerosicyos danguyi Humbert
Common Names: Silver Dollar Plant, Dollar Vine, Penny Plant
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Originates from southwestern Madagascar
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Height: 10-12′
Width: 4-6′
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Extreme heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Part shade to full sun
Water needs: Very drought tolerant. Xerosicyos danguyi can take more water when actively growing. Keep on the drier side in cool weather to avoid root rot, watering just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Maintenance: None
Uses: This is an interesting succulent vine that will scramble up and hide fences, walls etc. It also makes a nice hanging basket or container plant and can be kept indoors in bright light.
Propagation: This plant can be propagated by taking soft wood cuttings, allowing them to callus over, and potting them up. It can also be sown from seed. Seeds germinate in 14-21 days at 70°F (21°C). Plants grown from seed will form a caudex but plants grown from cuttings will not.
Problems: Requires good drainage

Research Links:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62521/
http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week348.shtml
http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Cucurbitaceae/19003/Xerosicyos_danguyi
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cucurbitaceae/Xerosicyos_danguyi.html

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There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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