Caralluma Fimbriata (Yugmaphallottatna)

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Caralluma Fimbriata is known as Yugmaphallottatna. This succulent is native to Peninsular India, Sri Lanka, and Burma and thrives in arid, rocky places. It has medicinal benefits, is known to manage obesity, treats pain, inflammation, and fever, and has hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities.

Caralluma Fimbriata is also known as the “famine food” by tribals in India. When ingested, it helps you lose your appetite or suppress hunger while boosting your energy. Typically, it is served as a pickled vegetable.

Scientific Name:Caralluma Fimbriata
Other Names:Yugmaphallottatna, Kullee Moofiyan, Kallimudayan, Karallamu, Ranshabar, Makad Shenguli
Growth Season:Spring and Summer Seasons
Hardiness Zone:USDA Hardiness Zones 10b to 12a
Average Mature Height:30 centimeters tall
Toxicity:Generally, Caralluma Fimbriata is safe for consumption and is a known edible plant in India. Having pets or kids around this plant is not a problem as it is not poisonous.
Caralluma Fimbriata Summary

Physical Characteristics

Caralluma Fimbriata is a known resilient roadside shrub. The stems are erect, branching, and leafless. Stems are color green, four-angled, and tapered to the tips. It has small leaves that are typically seen in young branches. These leaves eventually fall off as the plant matures, leaving spiky projections on the branches. During the late summer, it blooms small purple flowers at around 2 centimeters in diameter, typically narrow, and with golden and hairy borders. Caralluma Fimbriata seeds are oblong-obovate.

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Caralluma Fimbriata Care

Generally, this succulent is fast-growing. Use well-draining soil for your succulent and, if possible, a clay pot with proper drainage holes. You may water yours twice a week during the summer season and lessen but don’t eliminate the watering schedule during the winter. Check if the soil is already dry before watering to avoid root rot. This succulent thrives in bright indirect sunlight. Avoid harsh direct sunlight as it damages your Caralluma Fimbriata. During its growing season, you may opt to feed your Caralluma Fimbriata.

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Caralluma Fimbriata Plant Growth

Caralluma Fimbriata can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Don’t forget to use a clean garden scissor to avoid transferring any existing diseases or pests. Also, allow the cuttings to be calloused for a few days before replanting.

You may prune your succulent during its growing season. Avoid over-pruning as it can do more harm to your succulent, only remove the dying, dead stems or leaves. In case your Caralluma Fimbriata outgrows its current pot, it is advisable to repot during the spring season. Choose a bigger pot to allow your succulent to grow fully.

When repotting, take the time to check on your succulent’s health. Use fresh soil mixture to avoid transferring any existing diseases and pests. Watch out for discoloration or soggy stems, as these are the common symptoms of unhealthy succulents. Since Caralluma Fimbriata is naturally fleshy, watch out for snails and slugs that might attack your succulent.

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