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by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author: Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, 1843
Origin:  North Cape; South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink - White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Sarcocaulon multifidum E. Meyer, 1912.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer in 1843. It's found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in well-drained soil by the dense fog and the strong sun. The stems gets 3 centimetres wide and the whole plant reaches not for more than 15 centimetres. The flowers are white with a pink touch. Easiest to reproduce by cuttings.

The genera is named for Lady Ann Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in Bengal. The species name means 'many divided' for the leaves.

This is a winter-grower.

by Ferdinand Poilodan.