Elkhorn, Rhombophyllum dolabriforme
Elkhorn Plant, Rhombophyllum dolabriform perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical or Mediterranean climate or as a house plant.
|1||Elkhorn, Rhombophyllum dolabriforme – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Rhombophyllum dolabriform is a low, succulent semi-shrub richly branching at its tips. Tufted when young the plants slowly grow out into densely branched, up to 12 inches in height at maturity. The leaves grow upright, mid-green to dark green, with translucent dots. The flowers are daisy-like, mostly solitary, golden yellow.
The flowers open in the afternoon. It blooms for many months, beginning in mid-spring.
|Common Name||Elkhorn Plant, Hatchet Plant|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 12 inch|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Keep in a bright sunny location.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
Water the plant in the morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark rooms.
While repotting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept indoors and growing outside do mulching.
Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.
Re-pot with the following proportions:3 parts of potting soil,1 part of grit (pumice),1 part of the horticultural-grade sand,1/2 part of the compost, etc.
|Temperature||20 to 25 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Elkhorn Special Feature
Flower color yellow with multi-needle petals full of flowers.
- Its color and appearance is appreciated by the various gardens
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