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An older plant.

As for so many other plants;
They do best where you don't want them.

First, the male pollen pops out, then the female catcher.


Author:  J.M.H.A. Perrier de la Bâthie, 1934
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Knolliges Springkraut
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Balsaminaceae family was described by Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie in 1934. It's found around Diego Suarez, on Montagne des Français, northern part of Madagascar. Give it a well-drained soil and lots of water in summer. The branches fall off in dormancy. The caudex grows to 30 centimetres, the stems reach 60 centimetres. The flowers are pink, and the seed-capsules "pop".

The genera name means 'impatience', referring to the fruits which pops when ripe and touched. The species is named after the swollen root.

Beautiful flowers.

Sweet sap from glands on the leaves and stems.

The fruits.