You don’t often see Fockea edulis for sale or on display often but it's a real gem and another rare plant from South Africa and Namibia, countries full of unusual plants. We love this plant for its unusual shape, its can stunning grown as a bonsia.
It grows in the arid landscape of dry plateaus and scrub forest and uses caudex or trunk to store water. Each October burst into flower producing small flowers along each branch. The flowers are whitish-green, not very showy.
To thrive they need good light and only the very occasional watering, these plants like to be kept dry, treat it like a cactus and you won't go far wrong. We are selling nice large plants and obviously very limited stock.
Fockea edulis make a great houseplant gift for the houseplant enthusiast. If you are giving Fockea edulis as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Happy Houseplants is the best place to come for online plant delivery - we bring you beautiful and unusual houseplants to give you a true rainforest experience in your own home - try forest bathing - meditation or relaxation surrounded by your houseplants! It may be hard to go to a real forest but you can enjoy the experience in your own home with some of our plants, and revel in the stress relief. It really works!
Fockea edulis care level
This plant is easy care, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
Likes a bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot. The brighter the light the more colour in the plant.
How should I water this plant?
Water regularly during the active growing season. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep completely dry in winter.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W14cm x H30cm
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here