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Photo from World Plant.

Photo by Marco Schmidt,

Author: Nanuza Luiza de Menezes, 1971
Origin:  Namibia,  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Resurrection Plant
Synonyms:  Xerophyta viscosa Baker, 1875.
Vellozia viscosa
Xerophyta villosa
T. Durand & Schinz, 1895.
Barbacenia hereroensis
Schinz, 1896.
Vellozia hereroensis
Baker, 1898.
Barbacenia viscosa
Pax ex Burtt Davy, 1912.

This member of the Velloziaceae family was
given this name by Nanuza Luiza de Menezes in 1971. It is found in the heights of Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It is famous for standing total dryness. The bulb will grow up to eight centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will grow up to 25 centimetres height. The flowers are pale pink.

The generic name is from the Greek xeros; 'arid', and phytos; 'plant' an allusion to its being drought-tolerant. The species name means 'from Herero', Zimbabwe.