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Xerosicyos perrieri

Regular price£45.00

Bright / direct lightEasy growerLikes to climbPet friendly

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Plant Bio

Xerosicyos perrieri is part of the Cucurbitaceae family Native range is Madagascar. It grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome. It is a climbing succulent vine with thick, succulent round leaves, in its natural environment vines can reach up to 5m. It’s also known to grow as a scrambling kind of shrub over time and will develop a small caudex. Flowers are small and pale yellow. 

Genus name comes from the Greek xeros ‘dry’ and sicyos ‘cucumber’ - it is in the same family as the cucumber. Specific epithet comes from the pseudo-Latin for any of several naturalists named Perrier. 

Terracotta pot: ø 13cm.

Height: From base of terracotta pot it is 35cm.

Light: Allow the plant to see the sun for as many hours of the day as possible; avoid direct, intense afternoon sun by sheltering this plant below a larger plant.

Water: These plants are very drought tolerant, allow the potting mix to almost dry out completely in between waterings. Keep fairly dry over winter.

Potting mix: Cacti or succulent potting mix is ideal. You can amend our regular potting mix with sand, pumice or horticultural grit up to 50% to improve drainage. Re-pot every 2-3 years.

Fertilising: These plants are not heavy feeders, you could dilute fertiliser to half strength and feed monthly if you wish to give it a boost. 

Temperature: 18-26˚C. They can handle temperatures as low as 10˚C in winter.

Humidity: Average humidity is fine.

Xerosicyos perrieri are not known to be toxic.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

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Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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