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|One of the best known
caudiciforms in the Asclepiad family, this has one of the most bizarre flowers of all
succulents. Each flower head is actually a group of many individual flowers joined at the
tips to form a cage-like structure.
These will flower at about golf ball size and you can add at least ¾" or more per year. For comparison, the plant in our photo has a 4" caudex and will take several years to grow. The good news is that unlike many species in this wonderful genus, this one is easy to grow.
Brachystelma barberae - 4 inch caudex