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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium incrassatum
 

Photo by Vered A. Mann

  
Author:  John Sims 1804
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  North-western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 (25) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Deep Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  The Namaqualand Beauty
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

 Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by John Sims in 1804. It is found in the north western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some  water and lots of sun. The swollen root can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are from pink to dark red.

 This MIGHT be a winter grower.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Drawing from Curtis Botanical Magazine. 

Photo by Vered A. Mann.