Rhombophyllum dolabriforme, more commonly known as Elkhorn Plant, is a low semi-shrub Mesemb with multiple upright branches that can reach up to 12 inches (30 cm) in height. Its green leaves are vertically flattened, about 1.2 inches (3 cm) long with an axe-like shape, tooth-like tips and translucent dots all over. From mid-spring, R. dolabriforme produces large yellow daisy like flowers up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter with numerous thin petals. Its growing season is in the spring and summer and it becomes dormant during winter.
Soil: Porous and well-drained potting mix
Light: Full sun to Partial sun
Water: Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering to a minimum in the winter.
Temperatures: R. dolabriforme is quite cold-hardy and can tolerate mild cold winters outside. Most can survive temperatures down to freezing point.
Repotting: Repot during its active period, starting in spring.
Propagation: You can propagate R. dolabriforme from cuttings. Let the cut callous over for a few days before planting shallowly in well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to 32°F (0°C).
Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied).
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Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year. Sedums such as Cherry Tart and Lime Zinger are dormant in the winter, i.e. they wilt, start dropping leaves, and look dead. It's simply a survival mechanism that help succulents stay alive over the cold winter and gear up for warmer days ahead.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.