Dorstenia sp. - Shield Flower
This Dorstenia hybrid is a caudiciform related to the well-known genus Ficus. The plant is grown for its unusually shaped caudex and otherwordly, flower-like growths called pseudoanthiums (Greek for "false flower") . The flowers and the stubby caudex make an adorable addition to any plant collection.
Dorstenia, like many other caudiciforms, experiences a winter dormancy period. Its caudex--or swollen, woody stem--stores energy and water so it can survive a dry winter without needing much (if any) water.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when soil approaches dryness during its growing season
• Considerations: Keep plant dry during its winter dormancy. Only water if the caudex starts to shrivel. Resume watering when plant shows new growth.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Dorstenia that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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