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Plant Know-How: Xerosicyos danguyi

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This is Xerosicyos danguyi, or the Silver Dollar Vine, a unique desert dwelling plant from Madagascar. This is a plant well adapted for dry, arid conditions. Xerosicyos danguyi has thick, succulent leaves that store water and help it to survive in the deserts of its native habitat. This is a tough plant that doesn't want to be grown in soggy soil. Your Xerosicyos danguyi will do best planted in well draining soil, such as a succulent or cacti mix. In your home Xerosicyos danguyi will appreciate being grown in very bright indirect light or even direct sun. If you have an area of your home that is hot and burns every other plant Xerosicyos danguyi will thrive there! You can even grown Xerosicyos danguyi outdoors! If you're enticed by this unique and beautiful plant we have all of its care info here!
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Light: Xerosicyos danguyi needs bright indirect light or direct sun to thrive. If grown indoors place your Xerosicyos danguyi where it will get the brightest light possible. If grown outdoors your Xerosicyos danguyi will appreciate an area where it gets afternoon shade, as this will help to prevent sunburn.

Water: Allow your Xerosicyos danguyi to go completely dry in-between watering. Plants grow indoors will need to be watered less frequently than those grown outdoors.

Did you know? Xerosicyos danguyi is an opportunistic vining plant. If given support it will happily climb!

Want to add this desert dweller to your collection? We have Xerosicyos danguyi available in-store!