Country of Origin: Hawaii - Napali Coast and Ha'upu Ridge of Kaua'i
Habitat: grows on sea cliffs from sea level to 1,300 feet
Description: This caudiciform plant is critically endangered in its native Hawaii. Only 20 individuals in 4 native populations are known to exist.
It grows on cliffs and its pollinator is believed to be extinct.
Culture: -Pot in a lightweight, well-drained, acidic soil (e.g. carnivorous plant mix) -Provide strong light, keep soil evenly moist, fertilize as for other tropicals -Conditions should be warm and humid, lowland tropical -Tends to die after flowering - self pollinate, collect seed and resow periodically
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 200500062
Source: Matt Opel ex CCSS exchange
Provenance: All plants currently in the collection are from seed from self-pollination of one original plant from a Conn. Cactus and Succulent Society plant sale.