Fockea edulis

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Related to Hoya, Matelea, Pachypodium, Huernia, and other plants in Apocynaceae, Fockea edulis is a caudiciform from Southern Africa that grows long, deciduous vines covered in small, shiny leaves. The medium-green leaves have wavy margins that make this plant even more attractive.

Historically, this plant's root was used as a food and water source by people living in the harsh deserts of Southern Africa, but we don't recommend ingesting any part of this plant, as a labor-intensive process is needed to make the caudex safe for consumption.


Light: Bright light, some direct light okay. Protect the exposed caudex from harsh midday sun.
• Water: Water when soil is completely dry. Water less frequently in the winter.
• Considerations: This plant often goes dormant during the winter, dropping its leaves and tendril-like vines. Be careful not to overwater, but if the caudex becomes shriveled or slightly soft, the plant is thirsty.


You'll get a healthy Fockea edulis that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" 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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Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!

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