Pelargonium crithmifolium

Pelargonium crithmifolium is growing well, it is a branching succulent pelargonium with thick fleshy stems green/yellow in colour and pinnately divided leaves into to small leaflets which have a ginger and nutmeg fragrance when crushed and white flowers. This plant was given the name Crithmifolium because the leaves look similar to the rock samphire crithmum maritimum an edible plant that grows in the wild on cliffs in coastal areas with fleshly aromatic leaves that is used in salads or pickled in vinegar.
P. crithmifolium is native to a large area from South western Namibia and the Western Cape Province.

New seedlings

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Two new seedlings have now germinated – Pelargonium crithmifolium & pelargonium quinquelobatum.
P. crithmifolium when mature has thick succulent stems grey green in colour with fleshy leaves, the elegant flowers are white with pinkish purple markings on the upper petals, The name crithmifolium refers to the leaves that are like a rock samphire in appearance known as crithmum maritimum.
P. quinquelobatum when mature has beautiful yellow/green to green/ blue flowers, it is a perennial with grey green triangular leaves with a touch of red.