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Gibbaeum heathii.jpg
Gibbaeum heathii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Gibbaeum
Haw., 1821

21, see text

Gibbaeum is a genus of about 21 species of succulent plants of the family Aizoaceae.

The name "Gibbaeum" comes from the Latin "gibbosus" (=hunchback)

They come from South Africa (Cape Province, Little Karoo)


These succulent plants growing in clumps are characterized by pairs of leaves mostly globular or sometimes thick and arcuate The sizes of the leaves of a same pair are sometimes different.


Sunny exposure and well drained soil.

The growth period (emergence of new leaves and flowering) is in summer for some species ans in winter for other ones.

Multiplication by cuttings or seedlings.

Temperature must stay above 10 °C in winter.

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