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 Pelargonium quinquelobatum
Author:   Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter, 1847
Family:  Geraniaceae
Origin:  Eastern Africa
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  75 centimetres
Flower:  White to Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geraniospermum quinquelobatum, Kuntze, 1891.Pelargonium fischeri, Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1892

The flowers and a single leaf by Amir Auerbach.


This member of the Geraniaceae family was described by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1847. It is found in the eastern part of Africa, growing in a rich but well drained soil with quite some water and part shade. It will raise up to 75 centimetres. The flowers are white with a dark pink centre. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'five'loabed' for the leaves.

The typical seeds of this family. Grit; 5 mm.

Photos by Vered A. Mann.