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Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata is a succulent tree from South Africa.
  • Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata is a succulent tree from South Africa.
  • Young Mountain Cabbage Tree an evergreen succulent.
  • Leaves of the Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata, an ornamental succulent tree.
  • Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata
  • Green flowers of the Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata
  • Spectacular trunk of the Mountain Cabbage Tree
  • Ornamental foliage of the Mountain Cabbage Tree
  • Leaves of the Mountain Cabbage Tree from South Africa

Mountain Cabbage Tree

€24.00
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Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata

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Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

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Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
48 to 72 hours delivery
100 % grown in France
100 % grown in France
All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
100% natural
100% natural
No chemical fertilizer or add on Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
Seedlings
Seedlings
We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
Customized packaging
Customized packaging
All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.
100% secure payment
100% secure payment
Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

Caractéristiques de la plante

  • Cussonia paniculata subsp. sinuata : Mountain Cabbage Tree
  • Family: Araliacea
  • Origin : South Africa
  • Height in its natural environment : 6 m
  • Hardiness : -6°C
  • Colour of the flower : Green

Les plants de Rayon de Serre

Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 10 to 20 cm (depending on seasons)


croissance de la plante Slow grower

Descriptif de la plante

Le mot de Rayon de Serre

Collectors and botanical enthusiasts beware: this small succulent treen is a marvel, very graphic and tolerant of both drought and light frosts.

This Mountain cabbage tree may look like a palm tree, but it's actually a succulent plant, with a bulging trunk that classifies it as a pachycaulus. It grows slowly, gradually forming its ever-spectacular trunk, with its beautiful cracking grey bark. Each specimen is unique, with the trunks taking on more or less twisted and branched forms; Cussonia paniculata also lend themselves well to bonsai making.

There are two subspecies of this Mountain cabbage tree, the subsp. paniculata with unlobed leaves, and the subsp. sinuata with deeply indented, highly decorative leaves of an attractive grayish-green. The leaves are reputed to treat malaria and menstrual pains, while the roots are eaten raw and are a source of water..

The small, green flowers cluster in long spikes and are highly nectar-bearing, attracting bees and other butterflies..

So don't hesitate, discover this Cussonia paniculata, which is much more fun than our green cabbages and other cauliflowers!

Conseils de culture

Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

Rempoter ?
Arroser ?
Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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Tous les conseils de culture en cliquant ici

Growing tips

Repotting

Repotting

When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

Watering

Watering

Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

For an indoor planting

For an indoor planting

Your plant is best taken out in summer, full sun is perfect for it. It should be brought indoors in winter, and ideally placed in a warm and luminous place, like in a veranda or behind a window. It fears excessive humidity when temperatures are low, so avoid cold rooms. Attention: do not take it out and bring it in all the time, it should be taken out in good weather, then brought in when the cold weather arrives, because plants adapt their foliage to their environment, which should not constantly change. It often happens that plants lose their foliage when they are taken out and/or put in, don't worry, your plant will adapt and will emit its new foliage accordingly.

For an outdoor planting

For an outdoor planting

If your climate allows it, you will be able to plant your plant in full ground, a full sun is recommended. We advise you however to cultivate it in pot the first year and to make it spend the first winter in the heat, in order to strengthen it well. Plant it between the end of the risk of frost (generally at the beginning of May) and the end of August, in a soil which must be light and draining; do not hesitate to add sand and fine potting soil if necessary. Be careful with the minimum temperatures indicated: they are given for a mature plant, and you have to take into account the wind which accentuates the cold felt, as well as the water retention capacity of your soil, which can rot the roots if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

Pruning

Pruning

This plant supports the pruning, but we do not advise it because that would make it lose its native form.

In case of pest attack

In case of pest attack

If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

Rayon de Serre's word

Rayon de Serre's word

Even if it grows slowly, it is decorative from its very young age!

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