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 Photo by Specks.

My humble plant.

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1936
Origin:  Namibia, Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum arboriforme, N.E.Burch.

This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1936. It is found in western South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to three centimetres in diameter. The stems will reach for 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to orange, and beside from seeds, the plant can be reproduced by cuttings.

The genera is named from Greek mestos; 'full' and Greek klema; 'a small branch' for the abundant branching. The species for its tree-like shape. 

Photo by Voytek Zychowski.