Persian Carpet Flower (Edithcolea grandis), this exotic Flower is presented in a perfectly symmetrical pattern. Persian Carpet Flower grows moderately and is easy to place in a pot on a windowsill. In summer, Persian Carpet flowers form on stem tips followed by bristles. This drought-tolerant succulent is a low-maintenance plant for any bright window and can tolerate extreme dryness.
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Persian Carpet Flower Info
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Persian Carpet Flower Native Habits
Edithcolea grandis is a succulent plant with extraordinary flowers, commonly known as the Persian carpet flower. The putrid smell of flowers attracts flies and other insects for pollination. persian carpet flower
is occasionally grown as an ornamental plant in desert gardens around the world. The Persian Carpet flower has a reputation as a particularly difficult plant to raise due to its very specific growing needs, abundant light and relatively high winter temperatures (above 60 °F / 15 °C). Persian Carpet flower is very easy to rot in low temperatures. Persian carpet flower is known to be native to Africa (mostly around Dijibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Tanzania) and Asia (around Yemen).
Persian Carpet Flower Distribution
Edithcolea is a monotypic genus with a single species Edithcolea grandis
, also known as the Persian carpet flower. The genus is named after Miss Edith Cole (1859-1940). In 1895, during a plant expedition (1894-1895) led by Mr. Ethelbert Edward Lort Phillips (1857-1944) from Berbera to the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia, Together with Madame Lort Philips, she collected material typical of the plant.
How to Care for Persian Carpet Flower
Persian carpet flower is not a good plant for low-light environments, so it will not thrive in all indoor Spaces unless you are willing to provide it with growing lights. Windows facing south will provide the most light, but in some cases, Windows facing east or west can also be used.
As the Persian carpet flowers
’ roots are shallow, use a juicy mixture or add extra perlite or pumice to your regular soil potting soil. A sandy, well-drained compost is appropriate, and an earthenware pot can help the persian carpet flowers
dry out between watering. Persian carpet flowers don't require much substrate.
Persian carpet flower needs to be watered moderately throughout the growing season, but enjoy plenty of water and some fertilizer in hot weather, and let them dry before watering again. This helps Persian carpet flowers bloom freely. Water less in winter according to the temperature. But, as with most Asclepiads, it's unwise to keep Persian carpet flowers wet in cold weather.
Temperature and Humidity Care
Persian carpet flower is very susceptible to rot if exposed to temperatures below 5ºC/41°F. The perfect range for Persian carpet flower is between 22ºC/71°F-30ºC/80°F.
Persian carpet flower must be applied throughout the growing season, for example, from spring to late summer, and it is recommended to fertilize succulents according to the instructions on the package. It is also good to add some homemade fertilizer, such as eggshell tea or banana shell tea.
Persian carpet flower (Edithcolea grandis
) does not need any pruning.
Persian Carpet Flower Uses
The stem of Persian carpet flower (Edithcolea grandis
) is eaten as a vegetable in Ethiopia and Somalia. Persian carpet flower is occasionally cultivated as an ornamental in desert gardens worldwide.
Persian Carpet Flower Varieties
There is only one known species of Persian carpet flower. It's called Persian carpet flower. It can be distinguished from the original by its stem, which is more, shorter and smaller in diameter. The stem is also often twisted in a spiral.
Persian Carpet Flower Common Pests/DiseasesPersian carpet flowers
are highly susceptible to stem and root mealworms, whose damage is likely to trigger fungal attacks. If there are some problems with stem or base rot, you can reliably isolate the healthy parts of Persian carpet flowers, dry them, and re-root them in wet compost.