The fockea edulis, is a succulent species belonging to the family of the asclepiadaceae, native to the countries of southern Africa. Edilis stands for edible as it was used as food by the local populations, after several hours of cooking to let out the alkaloids present inside. It can therefore be said that it is part of African history, as an alternative to other herbaceous plants. The Fockea is a caudiciform succulent plant as there is a large caudice at the base, containing a large amount of water that makes it funny, particular and extremely fascinating. The crown of the fockea generally reaches important sizes. The woody stem (caudice) can assume, with growth, particular shapes and presents a color that comes close to gray / silver, while the leaves are green and elongated, they fall during the winter period and then reproduce them in summer. The plant sold is grown from seed.
Fockea Edulis: how to take care of it
Fockea being a succulent, it does not require much care, it is a very resistant plant. It is advisable to place it in a very bright place even in full sun, however in hot weather, repair it from direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 13 ° and 20 degrees, it must never go below 5 degrees, it could compromise its health. The wetting of the fockea edulis must be carried out every 6/7 days, a signal of poor watering may be the wrinkling of the caudice (which contains the water reserve). Fertilization must be carried out every three weeks during the growing season.
Fockea Edulis, the African plant with particular shapes
Whether you are an expert and passionate about plants or not, whether you want to give it to a friend or a family member, the fockea represents an interesting solution for the design that distinguishes it and the ease of cultivation.